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My Child with Multiple Disabilities Shares His Ability at Church

As parents of children with special needs, we often feel the need to miss out on daily outside activities, and over time, we may feel that church-going is not a priority. Some families feel like they’re not welcomed at church or that there aren’t enough (or any activities) for their child. We have felt the … Continued

Understanding CHARGE Syndrome: Raising My Child Who Is Deaf-Blind

Editor’s Note: Last week, Amanda Bowdoin shared the story of the birth of her son, JD, who is deaf-blind with CHARGE Syndrome. Today in part two, Amanda shares the joy and fear of raising her child. Understanding CHARGE Syndrome: Raising My Son, JD JD spent most of his early years surrounded by nurses, therapists, and … Continued

My Child Who Is Visually Impaired Is Bound by No Limits

Editor’s note: Today’s blog post is from Amanda Bowdoin, M.Ed., a certified teacher of the visually impaired, and mother of JD, her 11-year-old son who has CHARGE Syndrome and is deaf-blind. Bound By No Limits "Bound By No Limits," that was the theme for the 18th Annual Sports Extravaganza for the Blind and Visually Impaired. … Continued

Using the Expanded Core Curriculum in the School Setting

Editor’s note: Today’s blog post is from Amanda Bowdoin, M.Ed., a certified teacher of the visually impaired in Texas. She earned her master’s degree in visual impairment from Stephen F. Austin State University. Amanda is also a mother of twins, JD and Oliva, who are 11 years old. Her son JD has CHARGE Syndrome and … Continued