For a special needs parent, being realistic does not mean losing optimism. It means finding peace with what is.
We make decisions for our medically fragile kids every day, but sometimes family members just don't understand our reasons.
Being a grandparent is so important, maybe even more so for grandparents of blind children. Here are some tips to help you relate to your family and give them the support they need.
Special needs children deserve honor and respect. As parents, we need to maintain their dignity and help them present themselves at their best in public.
If you could go back in time to when your child was first diagnosed with a disability, what would you tell yourself? What advice would you give?
When your baby is diagnosed with a visual impairment you may at first feel lost. What do you do? Where do you begin?
The Parenting with Vision Loss series from VisionAware provides helpful tips and advice from a genuine expert.
"What's wrong with her eyes?" Do people ask you questions about your blind child? What do you say?
A call to couples and parents raising special needs kids to prioritize sex and physical intimacy in their relationships.
It's hard to keep things together as a special needs family. I'm losing patience and I feel totally selfish for being so annoyed with the world, but I'm going to list some of the things that have me on edge anyway.
Learning your baby is blind is hard... but you will move on! Janine says, "Life was continuing and I started to realize how strong we were becoming. The tears were drying up and a new attitude was forming. I'd turned a corner; I'd accepted his condition and was going to embrace this new life."
Gwen writes about her baby daughter, Ivey, and the medical issues she faces. Gwen finds strength in her friends, family and even strangers who are drawn to her little girl.
The Disabled Parenting Project (DPP) is an online space for sharing experiences, advice, and conversations among disabled parents as well as those considering parenthood.
If you are the primary caregiver of a special needs child, you probably worry about what would happen if you were gone.
Becoming a parent to any child is magical in its own right, but here is a list of observations about things only a mother of a child who is visually impaired would understand.