APH Hive: Equipping Children who Have Multiple Disabilities with Pre-Employment Skills

Is your child who is blind or low vision with additional disabilities preparing for a lifetime of meaningful employment? While transition and career readiness are mandated in your child’s IEP by the age of 16, career readiness has its place in your child’s educational programming from day one of entering school. But what does career … Continued

A Mother’s Reflections on Parenting a Child with a Visual Impairment

Editor’s note: Originally published in TX SenseAbilities in the spring of 2022, LaQuesa Wright reflects on parenting her young adult daughter who has low vision. A Mother’s Reflections on Parenting a Child with a Visual Impairment My name is LaQuesa Wright. I am a mother of three. Demetria Ober is my 22-year-old daughter who was … Continued

Valentine Crafts to Practice Assistive Technology

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and you’re likely planning for your child’s classroom card exchange. Famous for its paper hearts, glitter, and lace, it’s a common time for crafting in the preschool and elementary school world. As parents, some of us love it, and some of us hate it. And then a few of us … Continued

Low Vision: Accepting the White Cane and Use of Protective Techniques

People with low vision sometimes have trouble accepting their need to use the long white cane. Orientation and Mobility Specialists (O&Ms) are in charge of teaching skills to their students such as the proper protection techniques and providing them with examples of how to incorporate them when needed. After hurricane Fiona and Maria, Puerto Ricans … Continued

Early Intervention and the “Virtual Home Visit” Service Delivery Model

Your young child who is blind or low vision likely has a variety of early intervention services supporting their specific needs. As service-providing agencies find themselves with fewer providers, especially in rural areas, many are offering virtual services. Some agencies are offering a hybrid of both in-person and virtual services, which has its own set … Continued

ParentConnect: Connecting Matters

When facing challenges, stressful life changes, and feelings of isolation, ParentConnect can be a space to support you. Support groups offer space to share concerns and successes while providing the opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with others going through similar situations. Becoming a parent has challenges that other parents can relate to, but what … Continued