Teenagers who are blind or visually impaired will need to gradually transition to independence. Your child will need to increasingly rehearse the skills needed to live, study, and work independently, and she will benefit from receiving honest feedback on her performance from you and others. The more actively your child participates in all aspects of family, school, and community life, the more confidently she will transition to adulthood.

Utilize these resources to help your teen who is blind or visually impaired prepare for adult life.

Additionally, you can browse AFB VisionAware’s “Skills You Need for Everyday Living” collection of articles.