You may be wondering how your child’s eye condition is going to impact your family and your child’s future. These are natural concerns. We’ve gathered information to help you begin to process your child’s recent diagnosis.
You and your significant other play essential roles in your child’s life; take the time to care for yourselves and your relationship. Necessary and simple self-care routines can improve your physical health and reduce stress and anxiety, increase self-aware, and improve key relationships.
Whether your child is blind or has low vision developed gradually or happened suddenly due to an accident or illness, you may be experiencing a wide range of feelings. Here […]
There is no right or wrong way to cope with the news that your child is blind or low vision. You need to know that your emotions are natural for […]
No two children are the same. This becomes even clearer when children have complex needs. Your child’s strengths and needs are uniquely theirs. Children who are blind or low vision […]
If you’ve just learned that your child is blind or has low vision, this is undoubtedly a difficult time for you and your family. You may be unsure of how […]
Before children came into your and your spouse’s lives, you more than likely dated and enjoyed getting to know each other with your ample free time! No doubt, tides are […]
Welcoming a baby or child is an exciting opportunity to further traditions and share new experiences with many family members. Finding time to encourage relationships among all family members will allow your family to get to know and love your child and learn how to support and encourage them as they grow and develop. Consider the many family members who may engage with your child throughout their lifetime.
Grandma and Grandpa (AKA “Abuela”, “Gigi”, “Grammy”, “Nana”, “Abuelo”, “Papa”, “Partner”) and Auntie and Uncle (Tía or Tío), this blog is for you. You have an essential role in the […]
When Bob and Marcia learned that their infant son, Karl, was blind, they were too stunned to talk about it with family or friends. But as Thanksgiving approached, they realized […]
The arrival of a new baby is a major family event that affects everyone—you significantly, but also your baby’s siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. They are all going to […]
As children reach their teens, they tend to spend less time with family and are more interested in being with friends. This is a typical phase of adolescence, as teenagers […]
By Emily Coleman Because the average family has more than one child, common sense tells us that children who are blind or low vision often have a sibling. When a […]
Most parents recognize that each of their children is unique regarding personality, ability to take on responsibility, and capacity to learn new things. Each one needs to be treated as […]
It’s not unusual for people to look at someone who is different. Your child who is blind or has low vision and may also have additional disabilities may look different […]
Having a child who is blind or low vision, deafblind, or has multiple disabilities means you may have to begin planning for their future. While you may be preparing for an IFSP annual meeting or an IEP meeting, consider future life planning for your child. Planning for your child should include their goals and dreams, future care in case of need, and people and other support that may need to be in place to help your child be independent and successful.
As children with special needs progress from birth to graduation, there are formal planning meetings and documents aimed at the child’s educational success. Infants and toddlers will have an Individualized […]
by Steve Morris A good synonym for trustee would be agent or, better yet, super agent. Our law refers to super agents as “Fiduciary.” The trustee is responsible for managing […]
by Steve Morris Imagine for a few moments that you can no longer care for your child due to your own illness or death. Will your child be able to […]
Dear __________________, This is intended to let you know that we have just completed a Life Planning program for __________________’s future caregiving. This has taken us many months to complete […]
Total expenses that are incurred each month by, or for, the person with the disability. Government Benefits $____________(Total income from all government resources excluding family assistance. Do not include basic […]
Siblings share a unique and special bond, experiencing many years of family life together and finding emotional support in each other. Emotional and Social Development Siblings often serve as a […]