teenage son and his mother

Your child is growing up and becoming more independent. Whether your teenager has recently been diagnosed with a visual impairment or has been blind or visually impaired since birth, we’ll help you confront the challenges of parenting your teen through his or her transition into adulthood. Common challenges include:

Additionally, two significant concerns of many parents of teens with visual impairments are ensuring their children are adequately preparing for college and ensuring their children are adequately preparing for work. To assist you in preparing your child for college, FamilyConnect provides the following resources:

To assist you in preparing your child for work, FamilyConnect strongly recommends its companion site APH CareerConnect. Two great places to start exploring are: