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.


Crawling, Toys

Crawligator Tummy Time Support

The Crawligator is a safe and fun way to promote tummy time by supporting crawling mobility and helping develop gross motor skills.

little girl sleeping in bed

Sleep, Special Needs

Top 10 Special Needs Beds (and How to Pay for Them)

We list the top special needs beds and their features so you can find the bed that best meets your requirements.

20 Multi-Sensory Easter Basket Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

20 Multi-Sensory Easter Basket Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments

Here are our favorite favorite tactile, talking and developmental Easter toys that would be perfect for your multi-sensory Easter basket.

a yellow lab puppy

Orientation and Mobility, Visual Impairment

Southeastern Guide Dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs places skilled companion dogs with children with vision loss and guide dogs with teens as young as fifteen.

9 Most Popular Potty Training Methods

Potty Training

Best Potty Training Methods of 2023

There isn't one perfect potty training strategy, but really multiple potty training methods to choose from. Which is the right one for your child?

a little girl opening a christmas present

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Visual Impairment

The Best Christmas Toys for Blind Children!

Find the best toys for blind or visually impaired babies and children for Christmas. For all ages and all abilities!

little boy looking in a Christmas stocking

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

30 Multi-Sensory Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments

Here's our list of 30 small multi-sensory toys that are perfect for kids who are blind, deafblind, autistic or have a sensory processing disorder (SPD).

Baby on potty with iPad.

Potty Training

Our 11 Top Potty Training Videos for Kids (and Parents)

Kids love songs and watching videos, so why not incorporate some YouTube clips into your toilet training?

baby girl sitting on the floor with a stacking toy

Toys, Visual Impairment

Toys for Blind Children: 7 Tips to Help You Choose the Best Toys

How do you know which toys will work best for your blind child? We'll give you tips on how to choose the best toys!

toddler playing with a train set

Toys, Visual Impairment

8 Really Fun Toys for Blind Toddlers

How do you know which toys will work best for your visually impaired toddler? Here are some of our favorite toys for blind two and three year olds.

A family baking cookies together

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

24 Days of Multi-Sensory Christmas Activities for Special Needs Kids

Christmas activities can easily be adapted to any child’s needs or abilities. Plan ahead for a holiday break full of multi-sensory fun!

Baby Bjorn Potty Seat

Potty Training, Product Reviews

BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer Adjustable Toilet Seat Review

The Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer is by far the best potty seat on the market. Our son loves it!