FamilyConnect Launches Social Networking for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
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by Susan LaVenture on 2/17/2011 4:50:49 PM
We are delighted to announce to our FamilyConnect community that today we have launched a new social networking feature called Family Friends! (Thanks to all of you who voted and helped name this new feature.)
As of today you can create your own personal profile, upload a photo, share your news, and become friends with other parents like you that are registered on www.FamilyConnect.org. If you are already a registered user of FamilyConnect, here's how to get started:
And that's it! Then if you like, you can also add an "About Me" statement to help other parents learn a little bit more about you, and upload a profile picture. As more FamilyConnect users opt into the service, you will see friend suggestions in the upper right-hand area of the page. Your friend recommendations will be based on the state where you live, as well as your child's age and eye conditions. In addition, I asked to be on your recommended friend list, along with NAPVI representatives from around the country. We look forward to connecting with you!
Parents often feel a tremendous sense of isolation when our children are diagnosed with a visual impairment, and as we raise our children we face challenges from time to time. You can use this new vehicle for social networking to reach out to other parents for advice and support and to share your own ideas, solutions, and parenting tips, as well as your joy and pride in your children!
We hope that you will take advantage of this new tool designed by and for parents of children with visual impairments. Please help our national/international network grow by sharing this information with other parents of blind and visually impaired children you know.
There are currently 3 comments
Re: FamilyConnect Launches Social Networking for Parents of Children with Visual ImpairmentsPosted by Suesethi on 2/21/2011 11:04:58 AM
Firstly I would like to thank you for giving us the oppirtunity to connect with other families and learn and share about the kids having visual impairement.
My name is Suchita. I live in Canada with two kids.My younger one is 11months old and has sporadic Aniridia and nystagmus.
I would like to share information about my sonhs eye condition and his milestones every mont and upload his pics for other families to learn about his disability.
I had got lots of supprt through Family connect and hoping the same for others.
Once again thank you very much for all your help and the wonderful support.
Re: FamilyConnect Launches Social Networking for Parents of Children with Visual ImpairmentsPosted by susanNAPVIexecutivedirector on 3/1/2011 10:17:16 AM
Hi Sue! I'm so glad you're a part of the FamilyConnect community and our new FamilyFriends social networking feature all the way from Canada, welcome!
Re: FamilyConnect Launches Social Networking for Parents of Children with Visual ImpairmentsPosted by ScottAFBFamilyConnect on 7/12/2011 12:55:59 PM
Susan, the community of parents who are finding and sharing with each other is growing every day. It is exciting and with the ability to send private messages it gives lots of options to keep in touch.
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