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.

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Visual Impairment

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

In the United Kingdom, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading information and support organization for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

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Music Play

Songs for Teaching: Using Music to Promote Learning

A collection of songs categorized by subject so you can find the perfect song to fit any curriculum or lesson plan - or just to emphasize an idea at home.

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Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Stargardts Disease

Stargardts Net is the home for anyone and everyone who has an interest in Stargardts Disease. Via their website they tell their story in the hope of helping others who...


Visual Impairment

Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TAER)

The purpose of the Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TAER) is to render all possible assistance to the promotion, development, and improvement of...


Eye Conditions and Syndromes

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation's mission is to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.

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Schools for the Blind

Washington State School for the Blind

Washington State School for the Blind serves children from birth to age 21 in Washington State.

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Toys, Visual Impairment

Toy Ideas for Blind Kids & Babies

We review a range of toys from plush to active, including action toys and music makers. The Spa Baby tub is also highlighted -- great for snug support and upright...

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Product Reviews, Special Needs

I Need an Affordable Stroller for my Special Needs Child!

It can be difficult to find a good stroller for your child when they have special needs. If your insurance company is refusing to help you buy a stroller then...

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Fine and Gross Motor

The Bumbo Baby Seat: Helping your baby join in

Learn about the Bumbo Baby Seat and find out why it's great for blind and disabled babies and toddlers who need help sitting up on their own.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

What’s genetic testing for LCA?

If you are considering genetic testing to determine the gene causing your child's LCA, you probably have lots of questions about the test as well as the results. We'll try...

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Visual Impairment

Teaching Your Blind Child About Sexuality

How can you teach your blind child about sex? Pictures and descriptions aren't going to be enough. Learn how to teach about gender difference, right and wrong touch, and other...

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Feeding and Eating

Make Your Own Sippy Cup to Help Teach Straw Drinking

Learn how to make a small sippy cup out of household items that is easy for your child to hold and impossible to break!