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Special Needs Disabled Blind - Sites to help

My daughter Kristie is blind and developmentally disabled. She teaches me every day what really matters. My book titled "Uneven Ground" is soon to be published & features lessons I've learned raising her. She's my inspiration!

Tough Love: 10 Reasons Why Special Needs Moms Should get A Special Thank You on Mothers Day

Erica used a metal oil drop pan to create this braille magnet board. Add some adhesive Velcro patches and magnets and you've got a fun (and educational) play space!

Make Your Own Braille Magnet Board

wonderbaby.org

7 Things You Don't Know About A Special Needs Parent | Maria Lin

7 Things You Don't Know About A Special Needs Parent

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Doormatic automatic door opener is a cost effective solution which is quick and easy to install and requires no tool, no structural change nor drilling and is simple to configure. Opens and closes internal doors.

PictureWriterPlus ($4.99) Lets a a child write with pictures. The word pronunciation can be turned on or off. The text can be saved, loaded or emailed. Besides having categories to organize words, PicturewriterPlus also allows you to display picture words by their first letter, or their first two letters. Has over 1000 picture words, or 3000 total with the variations in 34 categories. You can set a level to restrict the number of words. Includes Airprint support.

PictureWriterPlus

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Voice Dream Reader - Text to Speech ($9.99) Listen to documents, eBooks, Web pages, Pocket and Instapaper reading lists with the best voices, plus smooth synchronized highlighting and autoscrolling. This app helps students and adults with reading difficulties, and busy professionals catch-up on reading while commuting or exercising. With 55 amazing voices in 20 languages available, it is also great for learning another language.

A parent's perspective for the rationale of teaching both print and braille which applies to our kids with retinal problems too.

Loving a Child with Mental Illness - She says "Almost immediately after he was born, we realized my son was a very challenging baby. (more on blog) The damage done to a family (especially his sister) while raising and loving a child with such complicated and chronic issues is unfortunate. Living in such a high stress, chaotic atmosphere affects everyone. We do not survive day by day, but minute by minute.

Make Your Own Sensory Play Area! What if you could design your own play area that would stimulate your blind baby's senses and make them feel safe and willing to explore at the same time?

Tips for dealing with your child’s learning disability faithgift.wordpre...

Cindy King writes about creating a quilt of many textures for her son Victor who is blind. He loves all the different types of fabric! Cindy will also make a quilt for you if you contact her!

People with visual impairment often have significantly more sleep problems when compared to the general population. Veronika Bernstein, Ph.D offers helpful strategies to address the challenges of developing good sleep habits in children with visual impairments. *pinned by Perkins.org

Rifton Blue Wave Bath Chairs

Rifton Small Blue Wave Bath Chair : Pediatric Bath Chair

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Koala Pals® Bath Products for Kids - Gentle, sweet-scented, and tear-free formulas that nourish hair and skin with vitamins and botanicals. #Melaleuca products - Bing Images

Part 1: Ten Braille Tips for iDevices by Scott Davert, AppleVis Editorial Team and Accessibility Specialist - VisionAware - also Part 2.

BEEPING EASTER EGGS for Children with Visual Impairment -- Does anyone know where to get parts for these to make something like these at home??? PediaStaff received an inquiry. I have seen that "bomb squads" often host easter egg hunts for blind children. I would think though you should be able to find the parts online to DIY. - Heidi

Harness invented by mother helps disabled children walk for first time. Harness of hope: Invention from mother of wheelchair-bound son helps him and other physically impaired children walk for the first time. Debby Elnatan invented the Upsee to help her son who has cerebral palsy. Harness attaches to an adult and allows child to stand upright and walk. Now on sale globally via Northern Ireland-based manufacturer Leckey.

A post in honor of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day 2014. Because the more people understand what cerebral palsy is, the better for our kids.

3-D Braille Map That Talks The Brainovi is a Braille navigation map that uses a combination of verbal instructions and touch display, to help a blind person travel alone

Need to identify cans? file folders? contents of drawers or shelves? Use a Braille Labeler!