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.
Here is a website especially for parents of kids with special needs. Founders Julia and Dawn create a community of families helping families.
As the parent of a disabled child you've probably encountered a stranger who may have said something hurtful or downright rude. We'll give you advice on how to deal with these painful situations.
Mary McDonach explains that learning of a child's disability can cause a parent to experience a grief reaction bringing on the standard and familiar stages of grief. She helps you sort through these emotions so you can move on and heal.
Read about how June, who was born blind, was brought up by her grandmother and where she finds herself now.
If you're the parent of a blind child you probably have lots of questions or maybe just need to talk to someone who understands. Learn about telephone support groups organized by Lighthouse Guild.
Pass it On recycles used but useable medical equipment and provides it to disabled children in Massachusetts.
Here you'll find a step-by-step resource guide with the most pertinent articles and resources for parents of blind or disabled babies.
Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children (PAVIC) is a large support network for parents and families of children who are blind or visually impaired.
Marsha Peterson writes about her son, Chad, and how she helped him learn to communicate. Chad was born with Down syndrome, diagnosed with autism, is hard of hearing, and near blind in one eye.
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.
Read this heartwarming story to learn how to help your blind child interact with a sighted world and help the sighted world interact with your blind child.
Are you worried that your blind baby won't grow up to be independent and successful? We'll show you careers your blind child can look forward to.
Read Alysia's story about growing up blind and vacationing with her family at a beautiful lake.
I tell the story of our trip to Cleveland where we visited the Cleveland Sight Center. Ivan had an ERG and was diagnosed with LCA. We also attended the LCA family conference.