About FamilyConnect: For Parents of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

FamilyConnect is a website created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) to give parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and find resources on raising their children from birth to adulthood.

Every parent wonders, "Will I do a good job raising my child?"

If your child is blind or visually impaired, you'll have the same question...and many more.

FamilyConnect has the answers. Whether your child was recently diagnosed, has been living with a visual impairment for years, or is multiply disabled, you'll find the personal support, information, and resources you need to raise a child with vision loss from birth to adulthood. FamilyConnect offers you:

Vital Links to Families Just Like Yours

Customized Features

  • Create a personal profile and receive information, events, and news based on your child's age, eye condition, and location.
  • Get e-mail alerts when new articles relevant to your child appear. You can choose daily or weekly digests.
  • Track your favorite message boards or blogs by e-mail

Timely, Authoritative Information

Created with, and for, Parents of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

FamilyConnect is brought to you by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). AFB's comprehensive research and information, and NAPVI's broad-reaching base of families, combine to create a unique resource and welcoming online community.

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