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.

pool reflections


Schlori Swim Cushions Giveaway

Getting your child in the water is an amazing gift. If you're looking for a fun, safe, and comfortable flotation device for your child, then you'll want to enter to...

Braille Counting Cards

Braille and Literacy

Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL)

CAL's mission is to make pictures “visible” to people who are blind the way printed words are “readable” through braille. CAL's books and flash cards are wonderful ways to introduce...

Ivan with his object calendar


Planning the Day with Object Calendars

Creating a plan and a tangible system of communication is the best way to help your child deal with transitions. Using an object calendar or a schedule box can ease...

Ivan in aquatherapy

Fine and Gross Motor

What is Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatherapy for children with disabilities improves strength and flexibility and also focuses on body awareness, sensory integration, motor planning, and learning how to move muscles in new ways. The pool...

Out-of-Sight Science Experiments

Math and Science

Out-of-Sight Science Experiments

Scientists Dr. Lillian A. Rankel and Marilyn Winograd have written 32 step-by-step experiments for blind youngsters to do at home with family and friends.

Quick View example

Health & Nutrition

Quick View Medical Records

Learn how to create a Quick View for your child's medical records. The concept is to create a one-page visual aid that you can give to medical professionals.

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AbilityPath is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life - through all phases of a child's growth...

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Special Needs, Support

National Blind Children’s Society

The National Blind Children's Society is a UK-based organization. Their mission is to enable blind and partially sighted children and young people to achieve their educational and recreational goals.

Goodnight Moon to Touch

Braille and Literacy

Goodnight Moon to Touch with Braille and Tactile Graphics

NBP asked artist Irma Goldberg to re-create important images mentioned in the text of Goodnight Moon, like the bowl of mush, the comb, the mittens, and so forth. Now Goodnight...



IBSA (International Blind Sports Federation)

IBSA is a full member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), where they are the legitimate representatives of sport for the blind.

red, yellow and blue rib-it-ball


Rib-it-Ball Giveaway!

Looking for a toy that's great for playing with friends? Then enter to win this Rib-it-Ball! This ball is easy to hold and throw, plus the high-contrast colors are perfect...

Run, Play, Move


Run, Play, Move Giveaway!

Enter to win a free copy of Run, Play, Move, a book by Matt LaCortiglia that will show you how to adapt any sport or game for any child. Visually...