Parent Links

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
This organization’s main focus is the public education and advocacy for the rights of individuals who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind.  They offer a mentorship program for youth or adults who are blind or visually impaired, as well as scholarship opportunities for outstanding Canadian students.

Blind Babies Foundation
Blind Babies Foundation is an American organization that provides support to parents of infants or preschoolers who are blind or visually impaired. 

AFB’s Family Connect
A site sponsored by the AFB and the National Association for Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) designed to inform, provide support and connect families of children who are visually impaired.  Featuring forums and articles on various specialized topics. NAPVI is an American non-profit parent organization that is committed to providing emotional support for parents of children with vision loss, initiating outreach programs, providing networking opportunities for families and advocating for the educational needs and welfare of children who are blind or visually impaired.  Some of their activities include: publishing a quarterly newsletter, providing workshops and conferences, increasing public awareness and maintaining a national support and information network.

Tele-Support Network for Parents of Children with Visual Impairment
This service, sponsored by the Jewish Guild for the Blind allows parents to participate in facilitated teleconferences.  This service is provided at no charge, and the discussions are open-ended, focusing on a range of topics.

Activity Routines for Daily Living
On this site, The Texas School for the Blind provides detailed instructions and tips for teaching an extensive list of household chores. 

AFB’s Parent Resources
The American Foundation for the Blind’s parent resource page.  This site includes information on a wide range of topics such as: ‘Finding Help’, ‘Questions to Ask’, ‘Your Rights’, ‘How Babies Learn’, ‘Setting Limits, Building Confidence’ and ‘Adolescent Flirting and Dating’.

This website, designed by a parent for other parents and funded by the Perkins School for the Blind, provides a wealth of resources for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those who have children with multiple disabilities.  The site includes articles about a wide range of topics, a question and answer section, product and toy reviews as well as information about giveaways.