Happy Holidays! Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Scott TruaxHappy holiday wishes to you and your family from FamilyConnect!

2011 was an exciting year for FamilyConnect—the site expanded in terms of both the number of families who have joined us and the new capabilities that have been added.

We are excited to have launched the social networking features that bring a whole new way to communicate and connect with families from across the country. Share links with friends, send a private message, post status updates, upload pictures for your profile, and as of this month, you may now share albums of pictures with your friends. This holiday season, share the magic moments you have with your child and comment on your friends’ pictures and status updates, too.

We were very happy to welcome Emily Coleman to FamilyConnect. Her blog posts on “Raising a Child Who Is Blind And…” have been witty, heartwarming, and thought-provoking. And we’re grateful to have had access to experts such as Dr. Kay Ferrell and the AccessWorld® Magazine staff through special events on the Ask The Experts blog.

We hope you have enjoyed using FamilyConnect. If you have not opted in to FamilyFriends we urge you to do so as you can easily find other families to connect with based on your child’s eye condition, age, or your location.

We look forward to another wonderful year of connecting with and supporting each other, and hope to see all of you at the family conference in Boston next summer. Thank you for your participation, and best wishes for a happy holiday and new year.