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A Publication about Visual Impairments and Deafblindness for Families and Professionals

FAMILY WISDOM

  • Touch That Cake!

    • Abstract: The author shares how she partnered with a cake artist to make her son’s birthday cake a meaningful and accessible experience.
    • Audio: Touch that Cake!
  • The Greatest Love

    • Abstract: Enjoy reading about this blind adult’s journey through life and how her family supported her to become independent and have a full and fulfilling life.
    • Audio: The Greatest Love
  • Travels to Pittsburgh

    • Abstract: Learn about this family’s attendance at the recent conference of the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation, as well as what they learned about albinism and life in general.
    • Audio: Travels to Pittsburgh
  • DeafBlind CAN at DeafBlind Camp of Texas

    • Abstract: Read about an exciting camping experience for adults with deafblindness.
    • Audio: DeafBlind CAN at DeafBlind Camp of Texas
  • Mobilizing a National Family Leadership Network:
    Highlights from the 2016 NFADB Symposium

    • Abstract: A Texas family leader shares her experience at the 2016 National Family Association for Deaf-Blind Symposium, which was held in Austin, TX.
    • Audio: NFADB Symposium


EFFECTIVE PRACTICES

  • The Art of Student Observation

    • Abstract: The authors stress the importance of observing students in their natural environments for the purpose of planning intervention and specialized instruction. Steps for the observation process are provided along with a rationale for each step.
    • Audio: The Art of Student Observation
  • The Development of Tactile Skills

    • Abstract: This article provides information on the development of tactile skills in students with visual impairments, including those with low vision. It explains the importance of the Hierarchy of Tactile Skills and includes suggestions for activities and resources.
    • Audio: Development of Tactile Skills
  • Tactile Books for Very Young Children

    • Abstract: Media and methods for adapting mass market books to tactile and braille books, and experience books which include real objects.
    • Audio: Tactile Books for Very Young Children
  • Gifts to Get Kids who are Blind,
    Visually Impaired or Have Additional Disabilities

    • Abstract: A discussion of toys appropriate for children who are in the early childhood years and have visual impairment, deafblindness, and/or additional disabilities.
    • Audio: Gifts to Get Kids who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Have Additional Disabilities


NEWS AND VIEWS