Yes, Your Child Can Learn to Code!

Three students sitting at at classroom table working with the code jumper.

If you’ve heard your child or your child’s school talk about coding and aren’t sure what they’re talking about, don’t worry. Coding is a skill that many children are learning in school today, even when they are very young. While it may seem overwhelming or outside of your knowledge base, it’s important to remember that […]

Financial Literacy for Youth

Teen wearing glasses holds two credit cards.

Are you considering a first-time job? Starting your employment journey will help you develop essential employment skills and habits. It also will assist in the development of your own financial understanding.  Often, people assume that a person who is blind or low vision shouldn’t work while attending high school or college. However, working and earning […]

Routines, Communication, and Practice!  

Child and adult pull gardening items out of a box. Text: APH Hive; Text: Fostering Symbolic Understanding for Students with Complex Needs Leanne Grillot & Stacey Chambers

Communication gives the power of control to individuals. Helping children and youth with complex needs build communication skills involves understanding specific interventions and how each aligns with stages of cognitive development. Families can support their child’s ability to communicate wants and needs within the home by understanding cognitive development. Work with your TVI to implement […]

My Braille Journey

Individual using a Perkins Brailler

Editor’s note: Natalie Charles, a young adult who is blind, reflects on learning braille and participating in a Braille Bee as a student. Natalie dreams of becoming a braille teacher, a braille transcriber, or opening Braille Learning Center. As far as I can remember, I started learning braille when I was 2 or 3 years […]