Calming sensory activity to help your child calm down whenever they feel anxious or nervous. Works great before bedtime, school, and unfamiliar situations.

* I do this for Carter and the other kids when they get crszy lol* Calming sensory activity to help your child calm down whenever they feel anxious or nervous. Works great before bedtime, school, and unfamiliar situations.

We've collected 26 picture books, chapter books and young adult novels with visually impaired characters. Each title is followed by a quick description and links to find the book in the US, the UK and in audio or braille format.

25+ Children's Books Featuring Visually Impaired Characters

Learning Advocacy and Self-Advocacy: Three Lessons from a Disability Advocate

Learning Advocacy and Self-Advocacy

Marianne Haas, a TVI, disability advocate and employment counselor, gives strategies and tips on how to advocate for your blind child.

Nine essential tips for working with people who are blind. This infographic details the do's and dont's on how to ensure accessibility for all at your next educational or business meeting or presentation. They're simple tips that anyone can follow!

Nine essential tips for working with people who are blind

Braille Bulletin Board Helen Keller

My kiddos just finished our Famous Americans unit. I always love seeing which students gravitate to each as their "favorite." This year LOT.

Orientation and Mobility skills are a critical part of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), especially for transition-aged students.

Orientation & Mobility

An overview of O & M (Orientation and Mobility) and the role of a COMS, especially in relation to transition skills for students who are blind or visually impaired

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This Blind Boy Can! How to Teach Your Child Independence and Start a Movement

Sarah writes about the journey her family has traveled as they've taught their blind son Lucas to be as independent as possible.

Keep Rockin’ Around Your Tree by Improving Your Orientation and Mobility Skills as an Individual Who is Blind or Visually Impaired (Image: male orientation and mobility instructor shows a woman how to use her white cane)

Why Should Blind or Visually Impaired Individuals Practice Orientation and Mobility Skills? (Image: male orientation and mobility instructor shows a woman how to use her white cane)

Assistive Technology for educators, families, and students can share information about technology for students with visual impairments and blindness. Topics include refreshable braille devices, VoiceOver on iPads and iPhones, screen readers, switches, and more accessibility concerns. Paths To Technology is available for students, s and TVIs, assistive technology specialists and others to share your ideas & ask questions. Join the community today: http://www.perkinselearning.org/technology

Assistive Technology for educators, families, and students can share information about technology for students with visual impairments and blindness. Topics include refreshable braille devices, VoiceOver on iPads and iPhones, screen readers, switches, and more accessibility concerns. Paths To Technology is available for students, s and TVIs, assistive technology specialists and others to share your ideas & ask questions. Join the community today: http://www.perkinselearning.org/technology

Fingerspelling Blocks | AblePlay - blocks with the printed letter and a hand fingerspelling the letter.

Set of 26 plastic alphabet blocks that have corresponding sign language hand shapes molded on top. Each block is embossed…

Getting Started with Technology girl using iPad with enlarged screen while writing on paperWhat does it take for students with a visual impairment or blindness (VIB) to succeed in a digital classroom? How should students be evaluated for a particular device? How do you get started with a new device? Start here to find out! Get Started now at http://www.perkinselearning.org/technology/getting-started

Getting Started with Technology

Getting Started with Technology girl using iPad with enlarged screen while writing on paperWhat does it take for students with a visual impairment or blindness (VIB) to succeed in a digital classroom? How should students be evaluated for a particular devi

Our special needs children deserve dignity

I'm Raising My Special Needs Child with Dignity - Are You

Special needs children deserve honor and respect. As parents, we need to maintain their dignity and help them present themselves at their best in public.

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