Practical Information for Parents and Caregivers
Most people are scared of the unknown. Your child's visual impairment seems frightening because you more than likely have little or no knowledge about visual impairment.
The resources listed here are meant to give you information that will be beneficial to you in making your child happy, self-assured and inquisitive - as you would do with any child. Early contact with parent groups may be one of the most important things you can do to help yourself with this goal.
The organizations and resources listed here are eager to provide you with information. Your best source of information regarding your child’s vision is your pediatric ophthalmologist. The other resources included here are primarily educational.
ACTIVE LEARNING MATERIALS
Active Learning Materials can be purchased through the following suppliers:
Vision Associates - Books and FIELA Curriculum
Funktionssentret, Litleasveien 41, 5090 Nyborg, Norway.
Phone: +47 55 39 20 80 | Fax: +47 55 18 77 60
Support & Advocacy
Support for Your Child With Special Needs As They Join the Public Schools (Including Development or Review of IEPs)
Contact Donna Walls, MS ED, firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATION ABOUT FREE ACCESS PASSES TO NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL RECREATIONAL LANDS
Lifetime free passes area available for any U.S citizen or permanent resident. For further information to:
CAMPING FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Although not exhaustive this link provides information on camps available for children who are visually impaired within the United States:
RESOURCES ABOUT HEALTH FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS
Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities
Medicare Coverage if You're Disabled
Disability and Obesity
Physical Activity for People with Disabilities
A Safety Guide for Disabled Pedestrians