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

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!

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Art

Autumn Wreath Art Project

Learn how to make an autumn wreath sensory art project with your blind child. It's easy and fun!

Ivan with his parents in 2006

Visual Impairment

Raising a Blind Child

Here you'll find a step-by-step resource guide with the most pertinent articles and resources for parents of blind or disabled babies.

Ivan and Santa

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Braille Letters from Santa

Learn how your blind child can receive a braille letter from Santa this Christmas and really feel like they are part of the celebration.

Making a simple Jack-O-Lantern

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Simple Jack-O-Lantern

My favorite jack-o-lantern idea is to stick velcro stickers to the pumpkin and then mix and match felt shapes as the eyes and mouth. It's simple, there's no carving involved...

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Visual Impairment

Blindskills, Inc.

Blindskills' mission is the dissemination of information to blind and visually impaired people and their families through DIALOGUE Magazine, a toll-free help line, a monthly local support group open to...


Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness

The Glaucoma Service Foundation’s mission is to preserve or enhance the health of all people with glaucoma.

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Schools for the Blind

Louisiana Center for the Blind

The Louisiana Center for the Blind provides residential orientation and adjustment training to legally blind adults. Students remain in training generally from six to nine months depending upon individual needs.

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Orientation and Mobility

Orientation and Mobility for Children

This site can assist with questions you may have regarding the use of the long white cane, the purpose of the cane, and the importance for individuals who are blind,...

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Support, Visual Impairment

Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children (PAVIC)

Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children (PAVIC) is a large support network for parents and families of children who are blind or visually impaired.

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Orientation and Mobility

Paws for Thought: Working with a Guide Dog

This blog is an online diary of training and working with guide dogs.