Archive for the ‘family’ Category

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…

Caitlin Hernandez’s Top Ten Rules that Every Incoming Freshman (who happens to be blind) Should Most Definitely Know

(Also known as ‘What they don’t tell you at Freshman Orientation) This is an excerpt from a  fun (and helpful) article that was printed on the family connect website.  To see the full article (which I highly recommend) see http://www.familyconnec…

Portfolio Corner: Student-Led IEP Meetings

The following excerpts were taken from the Described and Captioned Media Program February 2011 Newsletter.  For full article, please visit: http://www.dcmp.org/caai/nadh262.pdf Article written by Theresa Johnson, M.Ed. Educator and Transition Speciali…

Fighting Blindness Foundation

Fighting Blindness is a foundation established for families who have children who are visually impaired.  Kay Belanger, a Region 13 parent of a student with Retinitis Pigmentosa is starting a new chapter of Fighting Blindness here in Austin.  Please …

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