There Is No Other Love Like a Mother’s Love

I feel confident in saying this with my experiences raising three children and knowing and hearing so many families’ stories for so many years; seeing and feeling the strength mothers have as they face their challenges while having the endurance to overcome the unexpected difficulties. No matter how tired they are they somehow go beyond … Continued

Sessions Planned for the Families Connecting with Families Conference in Boston

We’re very excited about the agenda for the upcoming Families Connecting with Families Conference this summer. Here are just a few of the highlights: Internationally recognized expert Christine Roman will give an overview of what every parent should know about cortical vision impairment (CVI) Marla Runyan, the Olympic track star who is visually impaired, will … Continued

Update on the Great Activities for Children at the Families Connecting with Families Conference 2012

We know that when parents are considering attending a conference for families of children with visual impairments, the very first consideration is: “How will I make sure that my kids are happy, occupied, and well cared for?” We are very excited to report on the excellent childcare arrangements as well as sports and leisure activies … Continued

My Child is Amazing Because…

The National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) is a membership organization of parents from throughout the United States and around the world. The organization is lead by its National Board of Directors who are parents representing different geographic locations and our statewide and metro affiliate parent groups. Please let me introduce … Continued

Getting Ready for the Holidays and Spending Time with Your Family

It seems it’s a busy time for many families as we get ready for the holidays, whether it’s decorating, shopping, or preparing food for special dinners and parties with family and friends. Searching and finding just the right gifts for your loved ones can be fun and can be challenging. If you celebrate the holidays … Continued

Children From Vision Australia Communicate with the International Space Station

This story from Vision Australia delighted me. Several young clients, 8-12 years old, prepared questions and had the chance to interview a real astronaut, Mike Fossum, about his life and work in space as he circled the earth at 27,000km per hour on board the International Space Station. What an amazing, interactive science and technology … Continued

Born This Way: Inspiration From a Pop Star

Joe Strechay, who has blogged for FamilyConnect in the past, writes movingly about what Lady Gaga’s self-acceptance anthem, “Born This Way” means to him. Here’s a brief excerpt of the song’s lyrics: Whether life’s disabilities Left you outcast, bullied, or teased Rejoice and love yourself today ’cause baby you were born this way* And here’s … Continued