#9 A Care Package

Another good prompt from the blogging challenge!Create a care package for a family with a newly diagnosed blind child. Oh, the things I wish I had known three years ago… Some things you just have to experience for yourself to understand. Having a baby with uncertain health and a disability was an experience that I…

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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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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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Midline?

What is the big deal about mid line? I can’t even tell you how many times I have heard Tom’s therapists talk about “crossing mid line.” Sure, reaching across his body. Ok…so what’s the big deal about that. Then I came across this blogpost called “Cris Cross Applesauce Cross Lateral” and it all made sense to…

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