Families

The mother a child with special needs asks that professionals treat her with respect.
In this webcast, Bhavina Hirapara, a parent of a 3 year old talks about the transition from in home services to preschool services.
Tips for families of children who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired to develop independence through chores, household routines and social situations
A mother shares her thoughts on being a leader of other parents of children with disabilities and special needs, including blindness and deafblindness
The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
The parent of a young adult who is deafblind discusses the challenge of dealing with the unknown.
This tutorial focuses on real-life learning and strategies that can be used to capture the essence of an activity and extend learning into the future.
The presentation includes ways to share experiences between a student’s home and school settings — an integral part of building skills and concepts.
Tips for families of youth with visual impairments or deafblindness on collaborating with others
This self-guided tutorial provides approaches for instruction on deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines, IEPs.
Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Marla Runyan walks us through her experience as a child with a visual impairment and the impact of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) in her education.
In this webcast, Lacey Smith talks about the challenges she experiences in transitioning her daughter from early childhood services to preschool.
This tutorial discusses the experiences of the families of children with disabilities, and the relationships with the professionals who support them.
Mary Alexander & Betsy Brint talk about teaching self-advocacy skills, social skills and the expanded core curriculum to ensure success in college.
In this webcast, Tim Pennington provides advice to parents regarding IEPs and how to negotiate the process to obtain the best result for their child.
Learners will be introduced to assessment and instructional strategies for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments.
In this webcast, Sue Shannon focuses on mealtime skills and offers a video demonstration for these skills pouring, serving, using utensils and cutting.
Presentation in Spanish (español) on working with brothers and sisters of children who are blind or who have multiple disabilities.
This tutorial demonstrate the various issues that parents of blind or visually impaired children face as they assist their child in achieving success.
There are two webcasts in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairment.
Make the most of dining out with your child with visual impairments using these simple tips!
Steve Perreault discusses the relationship between the parents of a child with disabilities and the professionals who serve and educate the child.
In this webcast, Marlin Minkin addresses the issues that families struggle with related to raising children who are deafblind.
This is a recording of Robbie Blaha’s presentation at the Discover Conference held at Perkins in 2008, where she share her wisdom with parents and educators.
A taped video recording of Jane Bernstein’s presentation at the 26th New England Regional Seminar for Children with Visual Impairments and Their Families.
Veronika Bernstein offers various helpful strategies to address the challenges of developing good sleep habits in children with visual impairments.
Dr. Katharine Shepherd and Susan LaVenture talk about the importance of families being the equal partners in their children’s lives.
Links to Schools for the Blind throughout the United States.
This section has many ideas for specific activities that parents can do to promote fitness for their children, while having fun together as a family.   In 2007, Future Reflections, the National...
Diana Autin offers deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines that were developed by New Jersey's SPAN.
Intricacies of special education regulations and procedures, and advocating for the unique educational needs of their children who are blind.
The resources in this section help families understand how they can support the development of their children who are blind or visually impaired, and encourage them to enjoy maximum independence...
The links in this section feature international organizations with  information for families and educators who work with people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind and their...
In this section parents can learn how to foster literacy in children of all ages.
In this webcast, Amber talks about how important it is to involve children with disabilities in their community and gives advice on how to make this work.
These braille courses are for sighted family members and professionals who want to learn braille.
A list of resources for families of children who are deafblind
Vacation and travel tips for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
An early introduction to orientation and mobility skills gives children the freedom and confidence to move through the world independently. These sites offer advice for developing and encouraging...
Parents with children who are blind or visually impaired will find many practical suggestions for encouraging greater independence in all areas of daily living.
Learning that a child is blind or visually impaired presents challenges for families.
As students prepare for the transition from the school years to adult life, they need information and advice specific to their needs.
hese resources provide invaluable information, advice, and encouragement for students contemplating college.
About IEPs for Students with Visual Impairments.
Because most children with disabilities in the developing world have no access to formal education, parents and families are critically important to their learning and development. The information...
Families and educators will find introductions to the educational needs of students with multiple disabilities, as well as best practice and policy overviews.
A family member with blindness or a visual impairment has a significant impact on family life.

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