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Helpful Holiday Apps & Resources

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USE ALEXA TO SEND A LETTER TO SANTA Do you have an Alexa? Among the fun holiday things you and your child can do with Alexa include: Calling Santa – “Alexa, call Santa.”Tracking Santa – “Alexa, track Santa.” (Parents need to enable this skill)Listen to the Night Before Christmas – “Alexa, open The Night Before…

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How a Child Could Qualify for Disability Benefits with Vision Loss By Eric Minghella, Outreach Specialist from Disability Benefits

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May 1, 2019 Families with a child experiencing vision loss or bon without sight could be eligible for financial assistance to help pay for medical bills, glasses and other eye care, rent or a mortgage, and any other daily living needs that go towards your child’s wellbeing. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers benefits for…

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How ‘Eye’ See It- Reflections of a Mother to a VI Child

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Vision loss is not a forethought for many. It isn’t until it affects us or a loved one when we finally see its importance.    As a mother of a visually impaired child, my life changed after my son’s diagnosis. My son, JP, has multiple eye impairments, including glaucoma, which he’s battled throughout his 13 years of life. As his…

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Reading Resources for VI Students

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Reading Resources to Check Out By Briana Philippi   The advancement of technology continues to provide a further resource to our students. From voice over readings to descriptive on-screen audio, technology allows many of our students the opportunity to listen to books and navigate onscreen. While this is helpful, the difficulty of finding affordable, inexpensive or free physical…

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Create Hands-On Kid-Friendly Resolutions: By Briana Philippi

With the start of the new year comes new resolutions and goals. Although adults typically come up with their own resolutions the first week of the new year, it doesn’t mean you can’t include your child(ren). Resolutions naturally surround improvements to  your physical, mental/emotional and/or social health; however, they can also be used for improvements…

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