Archive for the ‘Family Resources’ Category

November Notes

AFB’s Family Connect website has been updated. Take a look, there are some great resources for parents:  http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsitehome.aspx WAGR SYNDROME:  WAGR syndrome/11p deletion syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome in which th…

Perkins Presents Webcast on Good Sleep

  Perkins training and educational resources program presents a webcast on Good Sleep Strategies.  In this webcast, Veronika Bernstein, Ph.D. describes the challenges faced by children with visual impairments and their families in developing good…

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Mark Borchert speak at the Josephine Taylor Leadership Institute in Seattle.  Although there is not enough room in this newsletter to share all of the information I learned.  I just couldn’t wait to share …

Tele-Support Network for Parents

Do you have parents of students with visual impairments who feel isolated? Do they have questions about their child that they want to ask other parents? Would they be interested in sharing their experiences with parents of children with similar visual…

Wonderbaby.org

WonderBaby.org is a great website that offers information geared toward parents of early/potential braille readers as well as early literacy in general.  I highly recommend this free e-Newslet- ter for the families you work with. Sign up at http://www…

Social Networking for Families

AFB’s FamilyConnect has launched a new social networking feature called FamilyFriends.  Users can create their own personal profile, upload a photo, share their news through status updates, and become friends with other parents who are registered on…

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