Babies and Toddlers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
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.
- How does having a baby who is blind impact you, your family and your family routines?
- What about the impact of blindness on your baby's development? Read about learning to talk, toilet training, eating skills, sleep and play.
- How do I get services for my baby with a visual impairment and what happens at age three?
- How do blind babies learn to play?
- What are those repetitive behaviors?
- I am all set and now my visually impaired toddler transitions to pre-school?
- What are good toys for a blind baby and where can I get them?
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:
- Deal with medical professionals
- Learn about the impact of blindness on the family
- Adapt your home for a blind baby
- Find out what types of services blind babies need, and how to get them
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.
- A Parent's Voice—various contributions from professionals and parents just like you
- Raising a Child Who is Blind and...
- Raising James: Multiply Disabled, Low Vision, Adorable
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