Guest Blogger: Meet Mason!

  Another guest post: Meet Mason! He is a feisty first grader who reads Braille and large print. Mason’s mom April shares their story with us today.  Tell us a little bit about your family and your child: Mason was born full term and healthy. We didn’t know there was an issue with his eyes…

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Oldies but Goodies from APH

 Tom and his APH lighbox.  Does your child get items from the American Publishinghouse from the Blind? If your child meets the federal definition of blindness they should! Ask your child’s TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired) to sign your child up for Federal Quota Funds. What are Federal Quota Funds? I’m glad you…

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Halloween Challenge

A commenter presented me with a challenge yesterday: I realize that your son is still small but I was wondering if you had heard any ideas for Halloween games for the visually impaired? I’m in charge of my company’s Halloween party and 80% of our employees are visually impaired or blind. The only game we can agree on…

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Coming soon…Tom’s 1st day of Preschool

It is no small task to get your child into preschool at an approved private school (in our case, the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children.) The planning and preperation started about six months ago and we still aren’t finished yet. The standard is that children with special needs should be in the least restrictive…

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Gifts for Blind Preschoolers

It’s time to update the gift guide! Tom is about to reach the ripe old age of three and his interests and abilities have changed significantly since I did the first gift guide. Here is the new list: Thomas Marshall Does It All – Gifts for Blind Preschoolers List. Please note that I am not endorsing any…

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