National Braille Literacy Month

National Braille Literacy Month is recognized each year during the month of January to help promote the importance of the Braille system to the blind and visually impaired community. Over the years as audio technology has caused the usage of Braille in the classroom to dwindle, it is increasingly vital to highlight the importance of Braille literacy in the workplace and …

National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the caregivers that devote themselves to caring for others who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Caregivers are some of the most selfless, compassionate, and loving people, and we are so grateful to the millions of caregivers in the United States for their dedication to disabled individuals. During this month, caregiving …

Organizations That Provide Free Gifts To Children With Disabilities

Too often families are overwhelmed when their child is batting a chronic illness or disability. That is why we appreciate and share organizations that care enough to help families in their time of need. Gracie’s Gowns – free custom made hospital gowns for children with life-threatening illnesses Graham’s Foundation – sends a care package to families with premature babies Hugginz …

Guidance released on civil rights of students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education recently released three new sets of guidance to assist the public in understanding how it interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities, and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn. …

Parenting Tips For Visual Impairments

If you’ve just learned that your child is visually impaired, you are probably trying to sort out how serious the problem is, where to get help, and what this means for your child’s future. In many cases, visual impairments can be corrected.If your child’s visual impairment is serious, give yourself time to adjust. Learn more about your child’s condition and …