Meet Satauna Howery: Voice Actor and Small Business Owner Who is Blind

Editor’s note: Is your child or young adult interested in voice acting? Meet Satauna Howery, a voice actor who is blind, and hear her advice to others who are blind or low vision who are interested in a career in the industry.   Hold on to your hats and be prepared to be wowed! You’re about … Continued

Get in the Dirt: Reducing Stress This Season  

Being a parent of a child with unique needs has its share of stressors. You know this.    It’s why we’ve tackled the topic of stress on more than one occasion; remember Parent’s Perspective: How We Manage the Stress in Our Marriage? It’s worth a re-read.  But we’ve long since been in a season which has generated … Continued

The APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub Has Your Back for Transition Services 

Could it really be time to investigate summer transition programs and services for your transition-age student or young adult who is blind or has low vision? Yes! Those steamy months wrought with extra time for preparing your young person for adulthood—independent life, college or career school, and the workforce—are around the corner. To help you … Continued

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” for Youth Who Are Blind or Low Vision

“Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2022” applies to all children, especially those who are blind or who have low vision.  Why? Because we know that children with visual impairments need purposeful exposure to jobs and career choices that they may not “see” on TV or by casually walking down a street.  Let’s … Continued

Transitions: “Guide Dog” Summer Camps for Youth Who Are Blind or Low Vision  

Editor’s Note: If you have an older child or teen who is blind or low vision and may be interested in utilizing (“handling”) a guide dog in the future, let’s look at how to support them in preparing for the venture. Not only can your child work on developing orientation and mobility (O&M) and additional Expanded … Continued

Transitions: Dr. Heidi Joshi, Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health, Shares Her Career Journey 

Editor’s Note: Blind since birth due to Retinopathy of Prematurity and never seeing visual impairment as a barrier, Heidi Joshi, PsyD., shares how her childhood interests led to the path of Clinical Psychology.   __________________________________  Dr. Heidi Joshi, Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health, Shares Her Career Journey  Dr. Heidi Joshi is the Manager of Integrated Behavioral … Continued

Transitions: Teens, Are You Strapped for Cash? Start Planning for a Summer Job

Editor’s Note: National Student Employment Week has passed, but a summer job remains a right-of-passage for many high school students. It might be a teen’s first taste of freedom offered by a paycheck, it might represent saving up for something special, it might be a step toward saving for college or transition to living independently.  Just … Continued

March is National Craft Month! Let’s Celebrate with a Highly Textured, Self-Portrait Collage!

Children who are blind or visually impaired (and those who are fully sighted!) can get their hands on a variety of textures as they create this self-portrait collage; additionally, they can learn about body parts, facial expressions, and spatial concepts, too!  So, here’s to making a little bit of a mess, a great bit of … Continued

Transitions: There’s an App for That: Preparing Your Child Who’s Blind or Visually Impaired for a Successful Transition to Adulthood (The 4to24 App)

Parents and caregivers of children who are blind or visually impaired, you have an important role in helping your child prepare for a successful transition to adulthood. And did you know a successful transition starts in early childhood?! It’s true.  The book Beyond High School: Preparing Adolescents for Tomorrow’s Challenges states “For students with disabilities, … Continued