Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"Hi there! My name is Amber Bobnar. Welcome to WonderBaby.org! WonderBaby.org, a project funded by Perkins School for the Blind, is dedicated to helping parents of young children with vision impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities. Here you'll find a database of articles written by parents who want to share with others what they've learned about playing with and teaching a blind child, as well as links to meaningful resources and ways to connect with other families.
In 2011 WonderBaby teamed up with Perkins in order to provide more features and support for families through the internet. My original intent for the site was just to link to resources I found on the web, but before I knew it I was writing more and more about Ivan and all he had to teach us! I soon learned that other parents were experiencing this too... we all know that our children are full of wonder and they amaze us every day. As we focus on teaching our children all they need to learn in order to be as independent as possible we are often surprised to find out that we are learning so much from them!"
Maybe one of these days you will see my blog up on wonderbaby.org too!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
USABA Seeks Judo, Track/Field Athletes (Ages 12-19) for 2011 IBSA World Youth and Student Championships
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
for Camp Abilities Connecticut
August 16-20, 2011
(August 15th Staff Training Day)
Camp Abilities Connecticut
is looking for energetic new volunteers!
Requirements for volunteering:
Be able to pass a background check
Responsible and motivated
Have a background in special education,
camp counselor or physical education
Commitment for the entire week of camp & training day
Camp Abilities Connecticut is a one-week developmental sport camp
for children with vision impairments.
Activities include: wrestling, ropes course, aquatics,
soccer, track & field.
Camp Abilities also offers sports designed for children with
vision impairments such as goalball and beep baseball.
For more information:
Robbin Keating, Camp Abilities Director
Educational Projects Coordinator for the Board of Education & Services for the Blind
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
To all my moms who are out there watching lessons with teachers, standing up for their children's needs in IEP team meetings and loving their children enough to not step in and help them but let them go on their own, this is is especially for you!
By LH, Mother's Day 2003
My hands help me to talk to you.
My body is different-don't be concerned.
I've been sent to this Earth where I can still learn.
My eyes can't see and my ears can't hear-
But I can feel your spirit so you need not fear.
Dont' be afraid to put your hands in mine
To say "hello" or that you're doing "fine"!
A simple hug, a hold of myhand-
My parents and teacher can help you understand.
You don't have to remember, sometimes we forget.
Just keep on tryin' and you won't reget.
Someday I'll thank you for not passing me by
Because you were not busy and decided to try.
A brother, a sister, you helped me to see
That I'm a child of God in His Eternity.