Social Skills Resources

Because so much social behavior is learned through observation, children with blindness or visual impairments need some assistance to find their place in the social world. In this section you will find suggestions to help their children make friends, play with others, develop a sense of autonomy, and learn how to interact and reciprocate. This section also presents information on behavior problems and their interventions.

The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who ensure the quality of camp programs. As a leading authority in child development, the ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience.

Source: American Camp Association
Camp Abilities 
Developmental sports camp for children who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind. The Camp Abilities model is expanding to other locations including Long Island, NY, Alaska, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, Puerto Rico, Maryland, California, Texas, Guatemala, and Ireland. Efforts are also under way to create new camps in Costa Rica.
Overview of Camp Abilities
Professor of adapted physical education an co-founder Lauren Lieberman provides an overview of the Camp Abilities history and mission.  This interview is also available in audio.
Camp Abilities Brazil
Headed by Joslei Souza
Source: Camp Abilities
SEE Adventure Camp
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Bryson City, North Carolina
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities Delaware
Killens Ponds State Park (campground entrance)
Harrington, Delaware
Source: Camp Abilities
Headed by Erwin Borremans
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities Gerorgia
Columbus, Georgia
Source: Camp Abilities
Headed by Brandon Schellhorn
Vinton, Iowa
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities Nebraska
Boys Town, Nebraska
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities North Florida
Neptune Beach, FL
Summer Camp: July 8th-14th, 2018
Surf Camp: April 21st, 2018
Winter Camping Trip: February 16th-18th, 2018
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities Oregon
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities Pennsylvania
West Chester University
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities Tucson
Tucson, Arizona
Source: Camp Abilities
Find more Camp Ability locations located in:
Massachusetts, Ireland, Bangladesh, Portugal, Utah, Costa Rica, Olympia, Puerto Rico


Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Inter-Actions
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Camp Inter-Actions is a traditional summer camp experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Source: Camp Inter-Actions
Camp Tuhsmeheta
Greenville, Michigan
Phone: 888-760-2206
Camp Tuhsmeheta (Touch-Smell-Hear-Taste) is a 300 acre outdoor education facility for students who are blind/visually impaired.  We offer our site to youth organizations and school groups as an outdoor learning environment.  Educational groups pay a rate of $100/day for a group up to 75 persons to use the property.  The rate includes meals.  Camp Tuhsmeheta is owned and operated by the State of Michigan, Department of Education-Low Incidence Outreach.
Source: Camp Tushmeheta

Another useful list of reminders for behaving with consideration when interacting socially.

Source: Vision Australia