Eye-Pressing in Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, And an Invitation to a Needs-Assessment Survey

Does your child who is blind or visually impaired engage in prolonged eye-pressing? Perhaps you’ve noticed your child aggressively rubbing or poking their eyes with their fingers, knuckles, or fists, and you are concerned or even disturbed. You may wonder why it’s occurring, whether it’s acceptable, and how to address it.  If this describes you, please know you are not alone!   Let’s take a look at   why … Continued

Why Parents Can Get Excited About the Upcoming AFB Leadership Conference

I haven’t been to an American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Leadership Conference before, but this year I’ll be there. Come March 3-5, 2016, I’ll be in Washington DC to help man the conference registration table, to take notes and blog about pressing topics, and to meet you. Let me tell you that without a … Continued

Why Being a Blind Mother Is Awesome

Editor’s Note: We welcome Courtney Tabor-Abbott as a new contributor to FamilyConnect. Courtney works for the Perkins School for the Blind, is a parent of two sighted children, and is willing to share her perspective and tricks of the trade as a mother who is blind. I am a parent of two young children. James … Continued

Back to School Tips for Parents of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Can it be true? Is it really time for back to school? It seems like the summer just started and here we are at the start of another school year. I hope you all were able to use some of the tips on the summertime activity posts we did on our summertime blog party with … Continued