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American Foundation for the Blind® | National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Infants and Toddlers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

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Babies are wonderful, but they don't arrive with a set of instructions! Like all parents, parents of infants who are visually impaired have a lot to learn. But there are many services and sources of help. Find out about them—and much more—here.

Interested in hearing about successful blind adults and their employment? Read Success Stories from our companion site AFB CareerConnect to get a glimpse of the future.

Once you have the diagnosis of blindness, learn how you can:

If you are raising a blind baby, know that you are not alone. On FamilyConnect, you can connect directly with other parents like you by joining the FamilyConnect community. There are several full-time parent bloggers contributing to FamilyConnect. You can request e-mail updates for these blogs, and track your favorite message boards, by registering with FamilyConnect.

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