Chat with Other Teens Around the Country! Talk about School, Tech, Relationships, Careers and Whatever is on Your Mind – Join the Lighthouse Guild Teen Support Network

Posted by Blind Abilities Dr. Linda Gerra, Director of the Family Support Program at Lighthouse Guild, Daria Zawadzki, Simon Bonenfant, Matthew Cooper and Sanya Neema talk about their experiences participating

Halloween Hazard: Never Buy Decorative Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

Just 10 hours after she first put in a pair of colored contact lenses that she’d bought at a souvenir shop, Laura Butler of Parkersburg, W.Va., had “extreme pain in

Physical Education Adaptations

Physical education is important for all students including those who are blind or visually impaired. Although planning will be necessary, it is important to include students in the physical education

Helping your Child Prepare for School

By Dr. Linda Gerra Communicating the needs of your child to their teachers will ensure a successful school year. The first step is to provide information about your child’s eye

Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program: Apply for Free Books!

Participating families receive six free print/braille books per year up to the child’s 6th birthday. To be eligible for the program: You or your child must meet the definition of blindness

Tactile Illustrated Books: Did You Say, “A Little Miracle?”

by Philippe Claudet At the end of the 1980s, there was a “book famine” all over the world. It had existed at least since the early 19th century, in spite

5 Reasons Why Recreation Is Important for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

  Summertime is approaching and for many children that means trying new sports or a new activity, hanging out at the park, going camping, and simply having adventures. Children who

10 Tips for Reading Aloud

Every book is a world. Opening that world starts with you — but no pressure. If you’re not yet comfortable reading aloud, here’s a good place to start. It’s a

Overcoming Anything in Life: Meet Daria Zawadzki, facilitator of Tele-Support Groups for Blind and Visually Impaired Teens

Listen to Audio Interview Read Full Transcript Blind Abilities Teen correspondent Simon Bonenfant sat down with Daria Zawadzki during his recent visit to New York City. Daria works for the

Resources for Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Vision Loss

You are at the beginning of journey. At this early stage, you may feel overwhelmed if your child has been diagnosed with vision loss. We have gathered information to help you and your child begin to experience a life full of joy and wonder!