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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Braille and Literacy

Slate Pals: Braille pen-pal program

Slate Pals is a pen pal program for blind Braille reading students who want to write Braille letters to other students.

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Braille and Literacy

National Braille Association

National Braille Association (NBA) is the only national organization solely dedicated to the professional development of individuals who prepare and produce braille materials.

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Eye Conditions and Syndromes

The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH)

Families with albinism come together through NOAH, The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation.

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Development, Feeding and Eating

Picking Up Puffs: Working on Developmental Milestones One Step at a Time

We'll give you tips and ideas on how to set goals and teach your blind baby how to finger feed.

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Tactile Art, Visual Impairment

Sensory Art for Children who are Visually Impaired

There's much more to art than the visual! Learn how easy it can be to get your blind or visually impaired kids involved in tactile art projects.

Tactile Art

Tactile Tree Art Project

Learn how to make a tactile tree sensory art project with your blind child. It's easy and fun!

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Product Reviews

My Favorite (Teething) Necklace!

Find out about my new favorite necklace—It's pretty and elegant... and a teether! Yes, go ahead and chew on it little guy.

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iPad Apps and Accessibility, Visual Impairment

The Best Accessible Computer Games for Blind Kids

We'll show you the best places to find accessible video games for blind children - and some of them are free!

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Halloween Pumpkin Costume!

Thinking about entering daddy and baby in the Halloween costume contest this year? Look no further! We've got a simple costume design you can put together with materials laying about...

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Braille and Literacy

Word Games for Kids who are Blind

Word games are a fun way to encourage your blind child to think about language and sounds. Here are some ways you can use simple games to help your child...

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Get a Wiggle On & Move It!!!

We'll review the two books Get a Wiggle On & Move It!!! and let you know what's worthwhile about them and what's not.

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Braille and Literacy

Braille Through Remote Learning

Braille through Remote Learning is an online instructional program that provides teachers, parents, social workers, and current/future braille transcribers with a series of three integrated online courses in braille and...