A Very Special Toy Box: How to Find (& Make!) Developmental Toys & Activities for Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

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by Amber Bobnar, Wonderbaby

A Very Special Toy Box: How to Find (& Make!) Developmental Toys & Activities for Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Learn how to find the best toys for your child’s needs, including what to look for in off-the-shelf toys and how to adapt or make your own toys so they are appropriate for your child. You’ll also learn how to create an adaptive play environment or sensory space and how to use these spaces to facilitate learning. We’ll also discuss how to choose and adapt activity kits for children with special needs.

About the Presenter:

Amber Bobnar is the founder and administrator of Wonderbaby.org, a website dedicated to supporting parents and caregivers of children who are blind or visually impaired, with or without additional disabilities. She lives with her husband and sixteen-year-old son, Ivan, in Massachusetts. Ivan, who was born blind and multiply disabled, attends the Kennedy Day School, a private special needs school for children with medical complexities housed in Franciscan Children’s Hospital.

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Our Tele-Support Presentation program provides information about topics related to supporting children, teens, and families with vision loss. Topics are selected by participants in Lighthouse Guild’s Tele-Support Network and include child development, education, and advocacy. All are welcome to join us on the third Monday of every month for a free presentation featuring an expert in the field of vision loss.