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In-depth illustrated descriptions of global causes of blindness and their treatments.

Source: Sightsavers International

Information on the primary causes of blindness and visual impairment; links to related information.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)

Causes of deafblindness, their symptoms and progression.

Source: Sense International (India)

APH maintains program statistics on children with visual impairments, including types of schools/programs in which they are educated, and their preferred learning medium (braille, print, auditory).

Source: American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

CELL is committed to the adoption of evidence-based early literacy learning practices, with information for parents, educators, and researchers.

Founded by NFB, the Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access is a concentrated center of expertise, best practices, and resources that enables businesses, government, and educational institutions to more effectively provide accessible information and services to the blind community.

Source: National Federation of the Blind

This federally funded resource offers a wealth of information, "designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services."  Download their free Guide to Assistive Technology.

This online PDF book examines the effect of CP on the visual system and child development, with collaborative strategies for practitioners, educators, and families.

Source: Scottish Sensory Centre

Information on steps to CATIS certification, The Scope of Practice, Body of Knowledge & Competencies, History, and Code of Ethics.

Source: Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP)

This self-guided tutorial compiles several presentations and addresses by parents of children who are visually impaired, and asks the viewer to consider what it means to families to be placed in this "ambassador" role.

Source: Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind

Information about CHARGE Syndrome, including special resource packets for new parents and professionals, a one-page fact sheet, a list of frequently asked questions, a newsletter, information on medical management, and online resources.

In this webcast, Perkins School psychologist Pam Ryan outlines the features of CHARGE Syndrome and discusses how they affect a child’s learning and development.

Source: Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind

Cindy O'Connell describes strategies for understanding and responding to challenging classroom behaviors whose causes are hard to identify. Also available as a PDF.

Source: Perkins eLearning

This site contains information on child development, including developmental screening and positive parenting tips.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Tips for familiarizing a child with his or her environment from a wheelchair or stroller.

Source: FamilyConnect

This page offers a sampling of toys and a list of tips to help parents select the best toys for children with blindness or visual impairments.

Source: WonderBaby

This article lists some of the features to look for when selecting toys for a child with visual impairment, as well as suggestions for creating a play area.

Source: FamilyConnect

Practical suggestons for general education teachers who have students who are blind or visually impaired in their classrooms

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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