Connect with Parents of Blind Children
Join the online community for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired. Find tips and support for raising your child.
Pros and Cons of Labeling Our Kids
Parents tend to cling to labels as they become part of a child's identity, but is there danger in that? What are the pros and cons of labeling our visually impaired children?
Expanded Core Curriculum Skills
Understanding the components of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) can be a challenge, but these disability-specific skills are essential for your child with a visual impairment.
The preschool years are all about learning to be a friend. Learn how you can help your blind or visually impaired child develop familiarity with toys, pretend play, asking to join a game, and more.
Cortical Visual Impairment in Children
What is cortical visual impairment (CVI)? How is it diagnosed and treated? How can a child with CVI function?
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We want to make FamilyConnect the best it can be and we could use your help. We’d like to talk with parents, teachers, and others who support children who are blind and visually impaired. Your opinions are greatly valued.
What’s Your Story?
Share your story! Do you have a personal experience or advice that you want to share? Raise awareness, share tips, and empower families by writing a blog for FamilyConnect! If you’re interested in getting involved, email Melisa Matthews, our Digital Content Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APH FamilyConnect and the Chicago Lighthouse are pleased to offer this virtual support group for parents and families of children who are blind or visually impaired.
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The Self Advocacy Playbook
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