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A Lifetime of Patience (Cost) D. Rudin & 
D. Wade
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources video Report a problem!
Description: A panel of parents discuss the challenges and joys of parenting a child with deafblindness.
A Pedestrian Safety Guide for Parents and Teachers with Children Who Have Impairments (Cost) A. Vopata Family Resources, 
O&M
Resources book Report a problem!
Description: This guide contains 346 pages of pedestrian safety facts, perspectives, definitions and illustrations that directly relate to orientation and mobility in various community environments.The cost is $20 plus $3 shipping and can be ordered from: Al Vopata 409 N. Bay Country Wichita, Kansas 67235-1314. A book review can be found at the linked website.
Ableplay N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Play, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides research and ratings for hundreds of toys that can be given to children with various disabilities.
Adapted World of a Special Child N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI
Active Learning, 
Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Play
website Report a problem!
Description: A website created by a parent of a child with multiple impairments including CVI. Ideas for play and instruction are given.
Ain't Misbehavin': Strategies for Improving the Lives of Students are Deaf-Blind and Present Challenging Behaviors (Cost) C. Axelrod, 
R. Condon, 
J. Durkel & 
D. Wiley
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Communication, 
Instructional Strategies
video Report a problem!
Description: Practical strategies for proactive interactions which challenge relationships, designed for anyone who regularly interacts with a student who is deafblind, examines crucial links between behavior and the issues of communication, control, and quality of life, includes script.
All Blind Children of Texas N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: From their website, "All Blind Children of Texas works to assess the educational opportunities of blind students in Texas and help provide programs, services and materials that fill in the gaps in both core and expanded curricular areas."
All Children Should Be Able to See A Sunset N/A Family Resources Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This website, created by Gavin's mom, chronicles the family's life living with a son with a vision impairment. She is inventive to her approaches of increasing his child development skills. This is great to share with other parents.
An Orientation and Mobility Primer for Families and Young Children B. Dodson-Burk & 
E. Hill
Family Resources, 
O&M
Family Resources book Report a problem!
Description: This book defines orientation and mobility and introduces the service to parents just beginning with a visually impaired child.
Are You Listening? Auditory Issues for Children with Visual Impairments K. Moss Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Hearing Related article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Overview of how our auditory system works, how we understand speech, the role of vision and speech in early development and strategies for developing listening skills.
BART - Bonding and Relaxation Techniques N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Training and information available for the technique of infant body massage for those with developmental delays. (Not VI Specific)
Becoming Empowered Through Self-Determination Skills D. Sewell & 
J. Cleveland
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Family Resources, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An article written for parents in mind that explains what self-determination skills are and provides examples of how to help students accomplish those skills.
Beyond the Stares, a Personal Journal for Siblings of Children with Disabilities (Cost) T. Adolphson Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources, 
Siblings
book Report a problem!
Description: A collection of stories written by children who have siblings who have visual impairments and multiple impairments.
Blind Babies Foundation N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: Organization dedicated to promoting education and awareness regarding babies with visual impairments.
Blind Children's Center Publications (Cost) N/A Family Resources Family Resources, 
Organizations, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: As a model program located in Los Angeles, the Blind Children's Center provides individualized services that are embedded into the daily routine with strategies delivered by a multi-disciplinary team using a coaching model. The organization also provides publications and resources for parents and teachers of children with visual impairments.
Books for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments N/A Family Resources Parent Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a list found on the Perkins School for the Blind's website recommending further reading for parents of children with visual impairments.
Braille Bug N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This site is devoted to public awareness about braille for children, includes on-line games and riddles.
Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Instructional Support, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: NFB sponsors a braille reading contest for students in grade K through 12 that runs through the fall months to January of the following year.
Braille Reading Pals Club - Early Literacy Program N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Pre-Braille
website Report a problem!
Description: This program encourages parents to take an active roll in the braille literacy of their child.
brailleSC.org N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille Writing, 
Education the General Public, 
Pre-Braille
website Report a problem!
Description: BrailleSC.org is an accessible website that emphasizes the importance of braille literacy and provides strategies for using braille in everyday life.
The Bridge to Braille: Reading and School Success for the Young Blind Child C. Castellano & 
D. Kosman
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a practical step-by-step guide showing parents and teachers how to help blind children progress in literacy.
BRL:  Braille Through Remote Learning N/A Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
Science
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Instructional Support, 
Music, 
Nemeth
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides tools and resources related to braille, nemeth and music braille which includes contraction lists and problematic areas.
Building Blocks: Foundations for Learning for Young Blind and Visually Impaired Children/Peldanos Del Crecimiento : Bases Para El Aprendizaje De Nino (Cost) B. Dominguez & 
J. Dominguez
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Programming book

video
Report a problem!
Description: This book and video offers information about preschool programming for young children who are visually impaired. It provides information for parents and early childhood special educators and is presented in English and Spanish in the same volume.
Can Do! Series (Cost) N/A Family Resources Inservice for Teachers and Administrators video Report a problem!
Description: This is a series of 11 DVDs for those working with young children with visual impairments. It is also parent friendly. DVDs can be purchased separately or as a set.
Children with Visual Impairments: A Parent's Guide (Cost) M. Cay Holbrook (Ed.) Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
General Information book Report a problem!
Description: A comprehensive overview of information relating to parenting a visually impaired child. It is written by professionals and parents.
Children's Braille Book Club  (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: For $100 per year, receive a monthly children's book, from preschool to 3rd grade, in twin vision format (print and braille).
Connecting the Dots:  A Parent's Resource for Promoting Early Braille Literacy N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Family Resources kit Report a problem!
Description: A free information kit for parents providing information on the braille code, braille books and how to make braille books.
Conversations Without Language: Building Quality Interactions with Children Who Are Deaf-Blind L. Hagood Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Communication article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article provides informations regarding communication for parents of deafblind children.
Cooperative Efforts with Families in Educating Children with Visual Impairments V. Hart & 
K. Ferrell
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council For Exceptional Children defining the partnership role of families and professionals involved in the education of students with visual impairments.
Dancing Cheek to Cheek (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Play
book Report a problem!
Description: For parents of infant children with visual impairments, this book discusses how one can encourage play and language.
DARS - Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: DARS provides in home and family support to consumers who qualify as legally blind. (TX Residents Only)
David Brown's Advice on Self-Determination Skills for Deaf/Blind Students N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
website Report a problem!
Description: David Brown, a leader in the field of education of the deaf/blind, discusses what parents should know about self-determination and why collaboration is so important to the success of the student.
DBMAT (Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas) N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Family and professional organization and advocate for all ages and cognitive levels of individuals who are deaf-blind and multihandicapped (including blind-multihandicapped and deaf-multihandicapped).
Deafblind Children Home Page N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: This page is set up as a resource for parents of deafblind children to locate information and chat with others in similar situations.
Easing A Blind Student's Transition to Employment A. Ferris Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources
Instructional Strategies, 
Transition/Future Planning
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Suggestions about career education programs to parents and teachers from a blind person's perspective. RE:view. (23)2, pp. 85-90.
ECI -- Early Childhood Intervention N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Childhood Intervention website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides basic information regarding the services that ECI programs provide to children with developmental delays and/or impairments birth through two. (Texas only)
Exceptional Parent Magazine (Cost) N/A Family Resources Family Resources, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: On-line magazine for parents and professionals of children with disabilities, print subscription available.
Family Connect N/A Family Resources Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Family Connect is a website for families and parents of visually impaired children giving suggestions for raising these children. The website is broken down into areas such as age groups, multiple impairments, education, technology, blogs and forums.
Family of Owen M. (Cost) E. Flahaerty, 
A. Hawkins & 
Stephanie Heaton
Family Resources, 
O&M
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This light-hearted story about Owen M., a child who is blind, educates the general public regarding how orientation and mobility helps children travel independently.
Family-Centered Practices for Infants and Young Children with Visual Impairments Anthony et al., 
2003.
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council For Exceptional Children explaining basic factors of early childhood education services for students with visual impairments.
Finding a New Path: Guidance for Parents of Young Children who are Visually Impaired or Blind (Cost) D. Gold Family Resources Concept Development, 
Development, 
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources, 
General Information
book Report a problem!
Description: Written for parents of young children with visual impairments, this text serves as a guide to families raising a child with a visual impairment. It has an extensive list of appendices.
First Steps: A Handbook for Teaching Young Children Who Are Visually Impaired (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Concept Development, 
Development-Communication, 
Early Intervention
book Report a problem!
Description: Many authors contributed chapters to make this book a great source of information on a wide variety of topics including: sensory motor integration, motor development, O&M, self-help skills, communication, etc.
Functional Vision: Learning to Look and See (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Strategies, 
Vision Efficiency Training
video Report a problem!
Description: These videos provide examples of parents and teachers enhancing young children's ability to use their functional vision. Segments include the six voluntary visual behaviors we all use to see, how vision develops, ways to use color and contrasting backgrounds, the relationship between the eye and the brain, and how typical times and places can be used to practice looking behaviors. Also available in Spanish.
Good Toys for Blind Kids: Suggestions for Parents N/A Family Resources Play, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: From the NFB website: "This list is made up of regular toys that can be purchased through local shops or toy stores. The age categories were those suggested by the parents, not the manufacturer. Please check the package for recommended age levels before you buy a toy."
Hadley School for the Blind N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Learning Nemeth Code, 
Libraries, 
Resources, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: Tuition free correspondent courses available to students, parents, family members, etc. for instruction in areas specific to visual impairments, including braille, independent living, and assistive technology, just to name a few.
Helen Keller National Center, National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
General Information
website Report a problem!
Description: NFADB's mission is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice.
Hey! What's Cooking? A Kitchen Curriculum for the Parents of Visually Impaired Children F. Naughton & 
S. Sacks
Family Resources, 
Independent Living
Concept Development, 
Development, 
Instructional Support
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Suggestions for parents to help expose, instruct (and keep safe) children with visual impairments while performing routine cooking activities. For all ages.
Hold Everything! Twenty Stay-Put Play Spaces for Infants,Preschoolers,and Developmentally Young Children with SI and Other Special Needs Kay L. Clarke Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Active Learning, 
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources, 
Parent Resources
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Printable booklet in PDF format from Ohio Center for Deafblind Education. It provides parents and educators with 20 initial ideas for developing "stay put" play spaces for infants and young children with visual and sensory impairments to encourage active exploration and predictability of environment.
How to Conquer Assistive Technology Barriers for Low-Tech Parents L. Legendary Family Resources, 
Technology
Family Resources, 
Technology
website Report a problem!
Description: The authors explain tips to demystify assistive technology for parents who are intimidated by the assistive technology used by their child with a disability.
How to Read Your Eyeglass Prescription N/A Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Basic Information website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a simple explanation of the what a typical glasses prescription means.
Interveners for Students with Deafblindness in Texas L. Alsop, 
R. Blaha & 
E. Kloss
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
General Information article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: These documents have been designed to help families and school districts in Texas to make decisions about using an intervener in the school setting for a student who is deafblind.
It Takes a Team to Teach Independent Living Skills E. Lavigne & 
K. Moss
Family Resources, 
Independent Living
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
  Report a problem!
Description: Two experts in the field discuss strategies for including family members and school team members in the teaching of ILS.
It's Free! L. Weber Family Resources Beginning Reading, 
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Organizations, 
Pre-Braille
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An excellent article written by a parent providing information for free braille books and other free blindness specific services.
Just a Little Further Down the Road L. Fansler Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A parent of a child with deafblindness gives suggestions to others regarding what she has learned in order that her child receive the most from early childhood intervention.
Just Enough to Know Better: A Braille Primer for Sighted Parents (Cost) E. Curran Family Resources Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Family Resources, 
Parent Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book was written for parents of children with visual impairments who have no prior knowledge of braille but would like to learn.
Kids Together, Inc. N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources, 
Teaming
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is dedicated to promoting inclusion in all settings and is for parents, teachers and special education teachers. (Not VI Specific)
Learn About The Power of Authentic Assessment Rubrics to Improve Instructional Practice M.A. Siller Assessment, 
Family Resources
Program Planning Word document Report a problem!
Description: These handouts, created for parents, give knowledge and power to them as they learn about the expanded core curriculum and the layout of assessments driving effective instruction.
Let's Eat: Feeding a Child with a Visual Impairment (Cost) J. Brody & 
L. Webber
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Development, 
Instructional Strategies
book

video
Report a problem!
Description: Book and/or video for the instruction of appropriate eating skills for the young child with visual impairments.
Listserv for Parents of Deafblind Children N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Parents of children with deafblindness may subscribe to this by sending the message: 'subscribe message' to request@talklist.com. E-mail: request@talklist.com
Low Vision Gateway N/A Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Low Vision Specialists, 
Technology, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Transportation, 
Vision Efficiency Skills, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
website Report a problem!
Description: This site offers information about low vision and the many aspects of having low vision. It is for parents, family members and educators.
Materials in Spanish for Families of and Interventionists Serving Young Children Who are Blind, Visually Impaired and Deafblind N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Spanish Language Aids article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article provides an exhaustive list of materials in Spanish for those serving deafblind and/or visually impaired students and families who speak the language.
Mosquito Netting or Paycheck Which Will You Choose? R. Lucey Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Camp article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Camp resources listed for Texas students with visual impairments. Dates may have expired but general information may still pertain, includes internet resources. (Texas Only)
National Camps for Blind Children N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Camp website Report a problem!
Description: National organization offering camps for children of all ages, year round, in different locations of the country, Christian affiliated.
National Congenital CMV Registry N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Family Resources, 
Syndromes/Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: This website offers information on congenital CMV and a parent-to-parent connection.
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
General Information, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: This website offers a wealth of information regarding deafblindness. It also provides a library and experts available to call for questions.
National Family Association Deaf Blind (NFADB) N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
General Information, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: The NFADB is the largest nonprofit national organization of families of individuals who are deaf-blind.
National Family Association for Deaf-Blind - NFADB N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Non-profit, volunteer-based family association.
National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) N/A Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides information and support regarding those with any type of albinism.
Navigating Nystagmus with Your Doctor (Cost) E. A. Glaser Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases
book Report a problem!
Description: Described by its publisher as the first comprehensive book written for patients with nystagmus and their care givers. This book is designed to provide detailed information on the many forms of nystagmus, causes of nystagmus, how nystagmus affects vision, what treatments are available, and how to plan for surgery.
One Step at a Time: A Manual for Families of Children with Hearing and Vision Impairments (Cost) S. Bolton Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Family Resources book Report a problem!
Description: This booklet offers practical information for helping children who are deafblind learn basic skills by sharing tried and true practices from families.
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia: A Guide for Parents F. Kaufman, 
N. Kaufman, 
M. Borchert, 

T. Inlender.
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases Word document Report a problem!
Description: This booklet contains information for parents and families of children with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. Information includes: How the Eye Works, The Brain, Pituitary and Growth Hormone, Thyroid gland and Thyroid Hormone, Sex hormones, Adrenal Gland and Cortisol, Blood Sugar, Anti-Diuretic Hormone (ADH) and Prolactin, Services, and Glossary.
Parent Early Childhood Education Series (APH Quota) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Development book Report a problem!
Description: Activity sheets for distribution to parents regarding the accomplishments of developmental milestones.
Parent/Teacher Resource for Children with Sensory Impairments promoting physical education and recreation N/A Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Games, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Motor Involvement, 
Play, 
Recreation
website Report a problem!
Description: This website, housed by APH, is the result of a three year study that provides resources for the promotion of PE and recreational skills for students with visual impairments.
Parenting Preschoolers: Suggestions for Raising Young Blind and Visually Impaired Children (Cost) K. A. Ferrell Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Early Intervention
book Report a problem!
Description: This question and answer booklet provides useful basic information to a parent of a young child who is visually impaired.
Parents and Visually Impaired Infants (PAVII) (APH Quota) D. Chen, 
C. Taylor Friedman & 
G. Calvello
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: These materials were designed to facilitate parents' role as primary interventionists and to develop strategies which are ecologically valid and chronologically age appropriate.
Perkins Activity and Resource Guide:A Handbook for Teachers and Parents of Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments (Cost) C. Cuchman, 
K. Heydt, 
S. Edwards, 
M.J. Clark & 
M. Allon
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: These books are a resource for a range of professional, parents and other caregivers who work with children with visual and multiple impairments. Areas of instruction include daily living skills, functional academics and orientation and mobility.
Physical Activities for VI Youth M. Artido & 
J. Roberts
Family Resources, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adapted PE, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A great resource that presents many issues regarding getting visually impaired students involved with physical education and recreation and leisures. Ideas are given on how to modify different activities and suggestions are also given on indoor and outdoor activities. From Denmark. E-mail: julprause@hotmail.com
Plan Ahead for Your Child's ARD/IEP Meeting K. Moss Family Resources ARD/IEP Meetings, 
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Written by a family specialist, the author provides parents areas that should be considered and discussed before attending an ARD meeting for his or her child.
Power of the Heart: A Parent Involvement Story (Cost) M. Boethel & 
D. Rudin
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Training and Tutorials
video Report a problem!
Description: Awareness and training tool for parents, service providers, and students, designed to find effective ways of working with one another, includes facilitator manual. Also available in Spanish.
Pre-Feeding Skills: A Comprehensive Resources for Mealtime Development S. Morris & 
M. Klein
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Development, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Intervention
book Report a problem!
Description: Two experts in the field discuss skills necessary for the development of feeding skills.
Pre-Reading Activities for Blind Preschoolers R. Ryles Family Resources Pre-Braille article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A handbook written for parents, these activities are suggestions from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and an Occupational Therapist on activities young children can do to improve finger and hand strength.
Reach for the Stars, Planning for the Future: A Transition Process for Families of Young Children (APH Quota) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Program Planning, 
Transition/Future Planning
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A guidebook about transitioning young children into preschool or kindergarten settings.
Reach Out and Teach: Meeting the Training Needs of Parents of Visually and Multiply Handicapped Young Children (Cost) K. Ferrell Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources book Report a problem!
Description: Written to give parents the information they need to raise their children with visual or multiple impairments. It includes a training manual, slide presentation and workbook for parents.
Reaching, Crawling, Walking. Let's Get Moving: Orientation and Mobility for Preschool Children (Cost) S. S. Simmons & 
S. O. Maida
Family Resources, 
O&M
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support
book Report a problem!
Description: The purpose of this booklet is to help parents of young children who are visually impaired or blind understand what orientation and mobility is and how they can influence the independence of their child.
Reflections on the First Three Years of Having a Child with a Disability A. Rickarl Family Resources Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A parent of a child who has turned 3 reflects on the previous years and the triumphs and trials of having a child with a disability.
Related Services: Direct versus Consult J. Durkel Family Resources Program Planning article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The article was written for the parent and provides excellent information regarding the differences and similarities of direct and consultative services.
Sexuality Education for Children with Visual Impairments: A Parents' Guide J. Davies Family Resources, 
Social Interaction
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Sexuality
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Excellent resource for parents of visually impaired children and how they can educate their children about sexuality at all ages of development.
ShareBraille N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille/Print Books, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
website Report a problem!
Description: ShareBraille is a division of NFB offering the exchange of donated braille books in order to build braille literacy.
Show Me How: A Manual for Parents of Preschool Visually Impaired and Blind Children (Cost) M. Brennan Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: A manual of activities for parents to carry out with their blind or visually impaired preschool child to help him or her attain age-related goals.
Small Victories: Conversations About Prematurity, Disability, Vision Loss, and Success (Cost) M. L. Dickerson Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides insightful and inspiring stories from parents of children born prematurely.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Albinism J. Waugh Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Family Resources, 
Parent Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The authors exlores four areas that influence the social world of children with albinism.
Storyline Online N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Accessible Books, 
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website, sponsored by the Sreen Actors Guild Foundation provides audio and visual books read by famous actors. Although not VI specific, blind children can listen to the audio stories without needing any modifications to the technology.
Suggestions for Modifying the Home and School (Cost) F. Peck & 
D. Lolli
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Instructional Strategies book Report a problem!
Description: This ebook contains practical affordable and easily implemented suggestions for modifying the home and school for children with deafblindness and other types of impairments.
Suggestions for Recreation and Leisure Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children N/A Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Games
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A list is provided on how activities and games can be adapted to include blind and visually impaired children.
Summer Programs Available at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
  website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers summer programs that provide students with instruction in all areas of the ECC. (Texas students only)
Supporting Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind in Their Communities: A Transition Planning Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Friends (Cost) J. M. Everson (Ed.) Career Education and Transition, 
Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Self-Awareness, 
Transition/Future Planning
book Report a problem!
Description: The goal of this book is to guide service providers, family members, and friends in providing transition services to young adults who are deaf-blind. As such, it represents an effort to express the unique needs of the deafblind population and to integrate best practices into their transition services.
Syndromes Which Often Result in Combined Vision and Hearing Loss K. Moss Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Syndromes/Diseases Word document Report a problem!
Description: This article provides a list of syndromes and their characteristics that cause deafblindness.
Talking the Language of the Hands to the Hands B. Miles Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Communication, 
Tactual Related
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The author discusses the importance of the hands in development of students with deafblindness.
TAPVI - Texas Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments N/A Family Resources Family Resources, 
Parent Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: TAPVI is the Texas affiliation of NAPVI which provides information, conferences and workshops for parents of visually impairmented children.
Teaching your Baby to Play with Toys N/A Family Resources Play, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: An excellent one page full of tips for parents of infants with visual impairments.
Teens' Voices - Family Connect N/A Family Resources, 
Social Interaction
Parent Resources, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "Teenagers who are blind or visually impaired talk about sports and recreation, orientation and mobility, and what becoming more independent has meant to them. In these audio interviews, students and their parents speak frankly about what has helped them get the most out of school, and feel most confident about the future. Hear their thoughts on helpful technology, adaptations for sports, advocating for themselves, and more. Parents weigh in, as well."
Terminology (regarding Special Education) D. Barnes Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Resources Word document Report a problem!
Description: List of terms acronyms and definitions used with special education in the state of Texas.
Texas Deafblind Project N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: The Texas Deafblind Project is funded by a federal grant to provide information and training about deafblindness to families and the professionals that work with them.
Texas Project First N/A Family Resources Parent Resources website Report a problem!
Description: This website, a collaboration of the Houston-based parent group Family to Family Network, TEA's Continuous Improvement Process and ESC Region 9 Parent Coordination Network, provides information and resources specific to Texas students with disabilities and their families.
Texas SenseAbilities Newsletter and See/Hear Archives N/A Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A quarterly publication for instuctors and families of visually impaired children including those with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. It contains current and relevant information for various topics from school to community to home. (Downloadable)
Texas State Library - Talking Book Program N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Family Resources, 
Large Print Books, 
Music, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: The TSL program allows visually and physically impaired patrons to choose free books from a national library system in braille, large type or audio format. (Texas students only)
The Best Christmas Toys for Blind Children! N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Toys
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This is a collection of toys recommended by parents of children who have visual impairments. It does include a section on recommendations for older children.
The Black Book of Colors (Cost) M. Cottin & 
R. Farla
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille/Print Books, 
Siblings
book Report a problem!
Description: This children's book characterizes a young blind girl asking her sister, 'What color is. . .?' The siblings has some wonderful responses which help visually impaired children see color.
The Braille Trail Parent/Teacher Guide (Cost) F. M. D'Andrea & 
A. Swenson
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This books offers students, parents, and teachers a delightful and fascinating introduction to braille. It is designed to teach children with typical vision about braille and to encourage literacy among all children.
The Importance of Orientation and Mobility Skills for Students Who Are Deafblind D. Gense & 
M. Gense
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
O&M
Instructional Strategies article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article gives O&M instructional strategies, suggestions for families and tips for those working with interpreters.
The Importance of Touch in Parent-Infant Bonding G. Newton Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Development-Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This early childhood specialist explains the importance of touch with deafblind and/or visually impaired infants and their parents.
Touch The Baby: Blind and Visually Impaired Children as Patients: Helping Them Respond to Care (Cost) L. Harrell Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: Pamphlet for helping the health care professional understand the visually impaired child's needs and communication while in a health care facility.
Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure
Games, 
Play, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "we have published the annual Toys"R"Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, an easy-to-use resource featuring specially selected toys that encourage play for children with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities.:
Transition in Texas N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources
Transition/Future Planning website Report a problem!
Description: "The purpose of this website is to provide viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their postsecondary goals. On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators and agency resources." (Not VI Specific)
Twelve Things You Can Do to Plan for Your Child's Future Today K. Moss Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Article written for parents of children with severe impairments in order to help them prepare for transition into adulthood.
Understanding and Interacting with Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Age Children with Deaf-Blindness (Cost) L. Alsop (Ed.) Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Early Intervention, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This manual contains topical information and activities for working with young children who are deafblind.
Usher's Syndrome Mailing List N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Syndromes/Diseases website Report a problem!
Description: Usher-List is an internet forum for people with Usher's, parents, friends, spouses and service providers. 1. To subscribe to this electronic discussion group, via the web, go to www.Onelist.com. 2. To subscribe to this list via e-mail, send an e-mail message to: USHERS-SUBSCRIBE@onelist.com 3. If you have difficulty subscribing, contact the list-owners (Randall Pope and Mark Graffis) at Ushers-owner@onelist.com. E-mail: USHERS-SUBSCRIBE@onelist.com
Using Readers C. Castellano Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Auditory Skills, 
Instructional Strategies
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The author, a seasoned veteran teacher of children with visual impairments, gives tips on how a student uses a reader and how he goes about getting accustomed to having a live reader.
VI Curriculum N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
  Report a problem!
Description: This website, as part of the Maryland School for the Blind, provides lessons for preschool students who are visually impaired. The lessons are themed based to correlate with typical preschool lesson plans.
We Can Do It Together!  Mobility for Students with Multiple Impairments (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Teaming
video Report a problem!
Description: This video illustrates a team approach to teaching O&M to students with multiple impairments.
What Can Families Do at Home to Reinforce Social Skills? S. Sacks Family Resources, 
Social Interaction
Instructional Support website Report a problem!
Description: A short article (and audio interview) by a leading author in the field of visual impairments regarding what families can do to help children with visual impairments have appropriate social skills.
What Can Families Do at Home to Support Recreation and Leisure Skills L. Leiberman Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Parent Resources, 
Play, 
Recreation
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Dr. Leibermann gives three pointers in helping parents of visually impaired children build upon R/L activities in the home.
Where Do I Begin? (Cost) N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources
Communication, 
Development-Communication
video Report a problem!
Description: This video provides professionals and parents strategies for communication development in young deafblind children.
Where to Find Braille Books for Children M. Garber Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article, written for parents, tells of the top companies that sell or distribute braille children's books.
Who Needs Sports? J. Robinson Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Recreation, 
Sports/Games
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The Family Support Specialist from TSBVI gives parents options and programs available in the area of sports and recreation and leisure for students who have visual impairments.
Who's Driving the Bus? J. Pinner Family Resources, 
Self Determination
Parent Resources, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Abstract: The author shares strategies parents can use to help their child have opportunities throughout their childhood to become self-determined adults, capable of driving their own bus.
wonderbaby.org N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Development, 
Early Intervention, 
Intervention, 
Parent Resources, 
Play, 
Programming
website Report a problem!
Description: This website, created by parents of a young visually impaired child, brings insight and tips for those living and raising infants and children with visual disabilities as well as those with multiple disabilities.