Mother and Daughter Share a Love of Cooking and Holiday Traditions

Like many of the best traditions, this one goes back generations. Meghan Stott’s favorite meal of the year has always been Christmas Eve dinner – a German feast her grandparents would serve. Today, Meghan and her 11-year-old daughter, Kaitlin, carry on that tradition in their own kitchen. “Kaitlin told me that her favorite thing to … Continued

From Toddler to Teen: Braille Success

Editor’s note: This blog by Sara Edwards, TVI, DT/Vision Specialist, Evaluator – IL Early Intervention Program, is a preview for the upcoming Family Connect and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired webinar, Tips and Techniques to Develop Pre-braille Skills in Toddlers, on Monday November 16, 2:00-3:30pm Eastern – eligible for ACVREP credit. Register here. Find other … Continued

Results of the Access and Engagement I Survey Are Now Available

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) just released the Access and Engagement research report. If you haven’t heard of this project, it’s worth making some time to take a look. During the spring of 2020 some 1,432 U.S. and Canadian participants responded to a survey on how COVID-19 social-distancing decisions were affecting educational access … Continued

I CAN

The following is an edited excerpt from Now I See: A Journey of Prophecy, Pain, and Purpose ©2019 by Vera Jones Chapter 8 – I CAN The dorm supervisor came in and began to explain how Andrew would be expected to make his bed, clean his room, and would share in the other rotating dorm … Continued

WEBINAR: How Can Parents and Caregivers of Students with Visual Impairments Make Certain that their Student Receives Meaningful Sex Education Instruction?

Date: October 29, 2020 Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm EST Description: The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), in consultation with professionals in the field of visual impairment and blindness, has published a Health Education Guidebook specifically designed to be used by teachers of students who are visually impaired. The manual includes the following units: Diet and … Continued