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.

Crying baby crawling on moms' lap.


How to Discipline a One Year Old Gently but Effectively

Proactive discipline strategies can go a long way toward giving your child the freedom they need to learn and develop naturally.

Angry boy.


Toddler Aggression: When To Worry

Aggressive behaviors are a normal part of your toddler’s development. It’s important to help your child deal with these emotions in a healthy way.

little boy with a bubble tube

Behavior, Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Sensory Room on a Budget

A sensory room is a special space where children with sensory processing disorders or other sensory impairments can focus on limited sensory stimuli.

blind boy walking down stairs

Visual Impairment

Childproofing Your Home for Your Blind Child

Blind kids are very good at mapping their environment and can learn to get around their home safely, but there are things you can do to make that easier.

baby crawling while proud dad watches


The 6 Baby Crawling Types Explained

Crawling is an exciting milestone, but did you know there are different baby crawling types that could be completely normal for your infant?


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).