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 WonderBaby.org. But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her son.

a girl with a robot she made

Math and Science

20 Best Science Projects for Kids of all Abilities

All kids no matter their abilities or disabilities are curious and natural science learners!

8 Devices for Monitoring Seizures in Children

Health & Nutrition

8 Devices for Monitoring Seizures in Children

Seizures are scary, but there are ways to monitor and predict them, from movement or breathing monitors to wearable devices and apps.

smiling mother with her child

Support

Lighthouse Guild’s National Tele-Support Network

Whether you are a parent of a child with visual impairment, a high school student, young adult, or an adult navigating vision loss, there is a tele-support group for you!

Center for the Visually Impaired

Schools for the Blind

Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI)

The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) is a comprehensive, fully-accredited nonprofit facility in Atlanta, Ga. that provides services, support and training to people of all ages who are blind...

toddler holding crayons

Tactile Art, Visual Impairment

Tactile and Raised Line Coloring Books for Kids Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Can coloring books really be accessible for kids who are blind? Yes! Find places to buy raised line coloring books or learn how to make your own!

young girl wearing a pink mask

Education, Special Needs

Returning to School 2021-2022: Concerns for Parents of Children with Special Needs and Medical Complexities

Virtual vs hybrid vs in-person learning? How to make the best back-to-school decisions for your special needs child.

child on a water slide

Play, Visual Impairment

36 Fun Summer Activities for Kids Who are Blind or Multiply Disabled

Here are 36 ideas to help you start planning your fun and accessible summer break for your visually impaired child!

colorful thick drinks

Feeding and Eating, Health & Nutrition

Thickened Liquids: What is it, Who Needs it and Will Insurance Pay for it?

If your child has problems swallowing, or dysphagia, it can be difficult for them to get thin liquids down the right side of their throat when drinking.

baby out of his crib

Sleep

Help! My Baby Won’t Stay in the Crib at Night!

A question from a mom in the WonderBaby community: My 2 year old has become an escape artist! She is climbing out of her crib at night. What can I...

Alexis' room

Visual Impairment

8 Creative and Unique Ideas for Decorating a Blind Child’s Room

Use tactile elements, interesting fabrics and textures, sounds and lights to create the perfect unique space for your blind or visually impaired child.

worried woman

Parenting, Special Needs

My special needs child is getting older and it’s scaring the crap out of me

Does our society support families with adults with special needs? What happens when your special needs child isn't a child anymore?

DIY toys

Fine and Gross Motor, Toys

6 DIY Toys to Encourage Fine Motor Development

I talked to an OT about some of the home-made toys she creates for her students to help them learn fine motor skills. Here are six of my favorites!