Transitions: Meet Khadija Bari: A Career Placement Expert

Editor’s note: After a summer break, it’s time to re-commence APH CareerConversations–a platform for learning about the career journeys of individuals who are blind or low vision. The first session of the season will be Thursday, September 1 at 6 PM Eastern when we will interview Khadija Bari, a career placement expert who is blind. … Continued

InfantSEE Offers No-Cost Vision Assessments for Babies

Most children get a basic vision screening in elementary school. But the founders of InfantSEE® realized that’s just not early enough, or thorough enough, to identify some eye conditions that can impact a child’s development and learning ability. Glen Steele, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO, an optometrist based in Tennessee, co-founded InfantSEE with the late W. David … Continued

Transitions: High School Clubs Can Improve Your School Experience: A Teen Reflects

Editor’s note: High school student, Gabby Abeyta, reflects on her school experience improving after beginning to participate in academic and extracurricular activities and clubs. Gabby also shares tips and accommodations for participating in clubs as an individual who is blind or low vision.   _________________________   High School Clubs Can Improve Your School Experience: A Teen Reflects  … Continued

Social Skill Savvy for the First Day of School – with Bonus “About Me” Template! 

If you’re like me (a bit of a nerd at heart), you may remember your childhood school “first days” as fun and exciting, with possibly a few nervous butterflies in the mix. I loved the satisfaction of putting a crisp, clean stack of paper into my brightly colored Trapper-Keeper (did you know they’re back in … Continued

Meet the Special Education Boss, and Attend Her Advocacy Webinars 

Mayer-Cunningham is a special education advocate, representing families who have children in public school with a 504 plan or an IEP Individualized Education Program. Her journey began nearly 25 years ago, as she was trying to garner services for her own son. Upon learning that she was struggling to read and understand the IEP, she … Continued

Transitions: U.S. Navy Veteran Loses Vision Yet Keeps His Career on Course  

Editor’s note: The end of July marks three related days of commemoration: Hire a Veteran Day is July 25, and both National Disability Independence Day and the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are July 26. Read Captain Benjamin Keeley’s story to learn about his career journey after retiring from the U.S. Navy … Continued

Transitions: Advocating for Your Rights as a College Student 

Editor’s note: Marie, a college student who is blind, shares how she selected a university and advocated for an accessible education. Don’t miss the announcement of our new College Conversations webinar series where a panel of blind and low vision young adults from across the United States will share first-hand accounts and advice on the … Continued

Transitions: Meet Daryl Walker: Three-Time Goalball Paralympian 

Editor’s note: Melissa Schenkel, Turnstone’s Chair of Marketing, interviewed Daryl Walker, three-time goalball Paralympian representing Team USA in order to introduce him to the APH FamilyConnect community. Daryl shares the impact of his team, personal challenges he has overcome, and words of advice for others who are blind or low vision.  _________________________    Meet Daryl Walker: … Continued

Water Play for Your Preschooler – It’s Not Just Fun & Games! 

Editor’s note: Swimming/ water play isn’t just a refreshing pastime for the hot summer months; it’s a great way to encourage learning and skill development that both you and your kiddo who is blind or low vision will enjoy! Amanda Bernath, Early Intervention Specialist and Orientation and Mobility Specialist, shares how to make the most … Continued