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- Parents of Grade Schoolers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Forum - 83 subjects
Connect with other parents of grade schoolers with visual impairments.
- Parents of Blind Teenagers Forum - 69 subjects
Connect with other parents of teenagers with visual impairments.
- Education Forum - 66 subjects
IFSPs, IEPs, assessments, accommodations—making sure that your child is getting an appropriate education can feel like a full-time job. Find answers, support, and help from other parents here.
- Technology Forum - 42 subjects
Having a child with a visual impairment means being introduced to a whole new world of assistive technology. Share your recommendations and experiences here. We are delighted to announce that Neva Fairchild will be monitoring this forum and responding to questions.
- Orientation and Mobility Forum - 5 subjects
Learning how to move about in the environment safely and independently is known as orientation and mobility, frequently abbreviated as O&M. If you have questions about when (or whether) your child should get a white cane or a dog guide, or start practicing using public transportation, ask them here!
- Parenting a Blind Child: Birth to Age Six - 95 subjects
Parenting a Blind Child: Birth to Age Six
- Questions About Parenting a Blind Child - 712 subjects
Miscellaneous topics relating to parenting a child with a visual impairment, no matter what their particular eye condition might be.