Supporting Braille Instruction at Home

Do you wonder how children learn braille? Are you looking for activities you can do with your child at home to support braille skills? Are you considering homeschooling your soon-to-be braille reader? If so, learn how APH Access Academy can equip you to support your child’s braille-reading and writing development. How Your Child Will Learn … Continued

Attending the APH ConnectCenter Family Retreat

“I have never walked into a room full of strangers and instantly connected,” says Rob Harris. Rob attended the APH ConnectCenter Family Retreat recently held in Louisville, and he hasn’t stopped raving about the amazing connections he made or the amount of information he has absorbed since. Rob says that it wasn’t difficult to become … Continued

APH Code Jumper and Summer Fun

Computer Science and Information Technology jobs have continued to rise over the last few years. With future job opportunities in the field virtually endless, this is a field your child should have the opportunity to explore. Many students are exposed to coding even in kindergarten, but your child who is blind or low vision may … Continued

From Nondriver to Active Traveler

Teens who are blind or have low vision (and their parents) must make many transportation decisions. Will your child drive if they meet your state’s requirements? If not, how will they get around? Will they utilize a city bus or a hired driver? Driving represents a new level of independence and responsibility, and nondriving teens … Continued

Creating Inclusive Social Content

Social media has become an integral part of our lives, from connecting with others over shared interests to documenting both big and small moments. For parents, social media is often used to share about our families, however, as parents of children who are blind or low vision, some of the content we share about our … Continued

National Center on Deaf-Blindness: Family Leadership, Engagement, and Empowerment

Families are the experts in knowing their child, which should positively impact the decisions made for a child who is deafblind. Children who are deafblind have specific needs and considerations that are “compoundingly complex.” Families with a child who is deafblind will go through many stages of emotions and have different needs as they support … Continued

Ode to a Master: Reflections on My TVI

Editor’s note: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12, 2023. In recognition, Alexis Read shares about her beloved teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI). When my family moved to North Dakota in the summer of 1982, I met an educator who profoundly impacted my life and career choices. Phyllis, a young and energetic teacher of … Continued

Meet the APH FamilyConnect Parent Advisory Board Members! 

Our mission as the APH FamilyConnect Parent Advisory Board is to make a difference by empowering families with love, compassion, wisdom, and authenticity. – APH FamilyConnect Parent Advisory Board  In October, APH FamilyConnect established the first-ever Parent Advisory Board. This group represents nine different states, various diagnoses, ages of children, many life experiences, and the … Continued