How can you explain blindness to your child when you are sighted? And how can you explain sight to a child who has never seen?
Sometimes it's fun to live in fantasy land and imagine what we would give our kids if money were no object. What if you had a million dollars? What would you buy for your special needs child?
How can your baby be perfect if he can't see? Obviously there is something really wrong with his eyes, and isn't perfect the absence of wrong?
Ivan wanted to join in the inflated obstacle course, but can a child with low muscle tone make it to the end of the course?
I recently asked this question to a group of special needs moms: "If you had a magic wand that could 'cure' your child's disability, would you use it? Why or why not?" What they said might surprise you!
Bookshare, the free program that offers printed material in an accessible format to those who are unable to easily access printed material, is offering a free parent forum, allowing parents to connect and share ideas about Bookshare.
I had thought about calling this post, “My 6 year old child became blind now what?” When my daughter first started losing her vision, that's the book I was looking for but couldn't find.
Cat finds herself face-to-face with a real-life hero and she doesn't even know it. She walks alongside Katie Cuppy, one of the first blind swimmers to make the 1.5 mile crossing from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco.
Tommy Edison is a YouTube sensation! He posts videos about what it's like being blind. He's very real and so funny!
Where can parents of children with special needs find the services, resources and programs designed to help them? Noelia says most of her information comes from other parents.
Finding an online support group can be a life line for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired. Here are tips on how to find the best support group for you!
The Special Needs Travel Mom writes about her travels with her entire family, including her daughter with special needs. Her daughter is blind, non-verbal, uses a wheelchair for mobility, and has other medical issues, so accessibility is always key!
A new study shows that parents of children with disabilities learn to adjust over time and show little difference in well being, both physically and emotionally, from parents of typically developing children.
What are the words of encouragement you wan to hear? One dad shares his balanced approach, advising both hope and acceptance.
Founded in 1983, the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children is a national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children reaching out to each other to give vital support, encouragement, and information.