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You can choose to receive e-mail alerts for events and activities near you, as well as tips for living with vision loss, new articles or announcements relevant to you, your family member, or the individuals you serve.

Connect with others on the message boards—join in the discussions or start a new topic of your own. Track your favorite message boards and blogs by email!

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Child Information

If you are a teacher or a professional, you can skip this section.


E-mail Alerts

Select interest categories below if you would like to receive e-mail alerts when announcements, local events and activities, or new articles are published.

Interest Categories
In what state or province do you live? We’ll use this information to make the alerts as relevant as possible, only sending you alerts about events or activities near you.
Teachers and professionals, you can select the age groups you are working with if you would like to receive e-mail alerts when relevant announcements, events, or new articles are published.
Age Groups

How frequently would you like to receive e-mail alerts from FamilyConnect?

By selecting a frequency option, you are authorizing FamilyConnect to send you notices when appropriate new content is added to the Web site. If you do not wish to receive email alerts, choose "None (I do not wish to receive email alerts at this time.)" You can change this option in your profile at any time--to unsubscribe or to change the frequency with which we contact you.


Basic Profile Information

If you have opted into FamilyFriends, the following information will be displayed to other registered, logged-in FamilyConnect users. This information lets other users know a little bit about you so that they can decide whether or not to send a friend request. The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) respect the privacy of every individual who visits FamilyConnect. This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices.


Telling us about your child’s conditions will help us connect you to other families whose children have the same diagnoses. We will also use the information to customize your email alerts.

Child's Conditions
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