Amber Bobnar

Originally from Hawaii, Amber and her family moved to Massachusetts to be closer to Boston Children’s Hospital where her son, Ivan, now receives medical care.


She has a Master’s degree in English from Tufts University and spends most of her “free time” writing about being a parent of a disabled child on But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her son.

Wikki Stix for the Sight-Impaired

Toys, Visual Impairment

Wikki Stix for the Sight-Impaired

Wikki Stix are an easy way to create tactile graphics, assist with O & M training, map concepts, music lessons, daily living skills and much more. Since they adhere to...

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

Smarty Pants & Five Sharks App Reviews

Inclusive Technology, a company that creates software for children with special needs, has also created a set of fun and accessible iPad apps. We review the two that are best...

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Schools for the Blind

California School for the Blind

The California School for the Blind provides intensive, disability specific educational services for enrolled students who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind, and visually impaired/multi-disabled, whose primary learning needs are related...

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Schools for the Blind

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) was established for the purpose of providing comprehensive educational services for children, birth to age 21, who are blind/low vision...

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Schools for the Blind

Connecticut Institute for the Blind/Oak Hill

Oak Hill helps people with disabilities experience rich, fulfilling lives in communities throughout Connecticut.

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Schools for the Blind

Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind

FSDB prepares blind students to become literate, productive citizens who contribute back to their communities.

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Orientation and Mobility

Free White Cane Program

NFB believes the long white cane is a means to independence and with this in mind NFB has created a program to provide free white canes to people who are...

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Fine and Gross Motor

Hatchbacks AFO Footwear

Hatchbacks are shoes designed specifically for children wearing AFO's, DAFO's, and orthotics. The shoes are easy to put on and easy to keep on, but most importantly they look really...

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Eye Conditions and Syndromes

National Eye Institute

The National Eye Institute has primary responsibility within the National Institutes of Health for supporting and conducting research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of eye diseases.

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Braille and Literacy

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Through a national network of cooperating libraries, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to...

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Special Needs, Toys

PlayAbility Toys: Special Toys for Special Kids

PlayAbility Toys creates toys designed specifically for children with visual impairments, hearing impairments, cognitive challenges and other challenges.

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Braille and Literacy

Seedlings Braille Books

Seedlings Braille Books for Children provides children's books in braille at reduced prices. They even have a free book program!