As the parent of a preschooler who is blind or has low vision, you’re facing a whole new set of questions: How can I help my child socialize? How can I prepare him for a classroom environment? Find the answers to your questions here and connect with other parents of blind preschoolers.

teacher and students in a preschool class

All about school for visually impaired children from age three to six:

The “Transition to Independence” section explains how you may help your child to develop independence skills and begin the process of career awareness and development. We thank the May and Stanley Smith Foundation for its support and funding of this project. Read these articles to see what you can do at home.

Connect with Other Parents of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Hear directly from parents as well as professionals. There are several full-time parent bloggers contributing to FamilyConnect. You may follow the blog and the message boards by signing up for e-mail alerts to receive daily or weekly links to what is happening on your favorite blogs and message boards.

Join the FamilyConnect community, and you will be able to:

  • Be a part of the FamilyFriends program that will match you with others with the same eye condition and age of child
  • Request e-mail alerts about events in your area
  • Follow a blog or message board and get e-mail alerts whenever there is a new message, post, or reply
  • Set up your profile, upload pictures, and share with other families across the country. You will be in total control of who can see your page as you must first accept their request to become friends.