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Valentines Available from National Braille Press

These print/braille Valentines are bright, funny, and lots of fun to "decode!" This year's Valentine features a fun play on words: An exuberant green crayon exclaims, "For crayon out loud, happy . . . read more

What if My Child has a Visual Impairment?

Your Child is Visually Impaired , What Next... "Your Child is Visually Impaired-What Next..." printable brochure to open a double sided bi-fold brochure for printing. read more

Spring Family Conference 2016

2016 Spring Conference read more

Family Services

The goal of Family Services is to develop and strengthen partnerships with parents of children with visual impairment including: service coordination and collaboration information about community services resource information . . . read more

Parent Group Formed

Iowa formed a chapter of the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) Iowa Chapter in 2012."Like" us on Facebook. Contact Brook Nolin , President, Spencer.  The goal of the Iowa . . . read more

Resources

Iowa Department for the Blind State Rehabilitation Agency for Individuals with Blindness ASK Family Resource Center Access for Special Kids (ASK) Family Resource Center is a "one-stop-shop" for children and . . . read more

Useful Links

Family Connect – Information and resources unique to empowering parents of visually impaired and blind children with information and resources from birth to adulthood. National Association for Parents of Children with Visual . . . read more

Tele-Support Groups Offered

The Jewish Guild for the Blind and The American foundation for the Blind offers weekly telephone support to parents based on the specific eye condition of their child.  Some examples of groups are Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cortical Visual . . . read more

Secondary Transition Services

Secondary Transition Services (Age 14 through completion of high school) Goal 9 of the National Agenda describes transition as: Families, students and professionals working together must plan for the most appropriate next . . . read more

Family Resource

by Phyllis McGowan

COMPASS provides valuable information and resources for families about disability related programs and services, including assistive technology. To access further information click. COMPASS Phone: 1-800-779-2001 TTY: . . . read more

Opportunities

Free Parent Resources Available - Request yours today. Parent Information Manuals: A binder with information and resources about visual impairment. This binder can also be used as a tool to organize materials about your child to . . . read more

Secondary Transition Services

Families, students and professionals working together must plan for the most appropriate next environment for each student and develop plans to achieve the competencies necessary for success in the identified environment.  Collaboration . . . read more

Why attend the Spring Conference?

by Phyllis McGowan | December 20, 2011

To the parents and family members of a visually impaired child. Why go to a conference?  Hi!  My name is Brook Nolin and I am the father of a 4 year old boy named Zachary who is blind.  We live in Spencer, Iowa and . . . read more

Tactile Quilt Project

Wesley Methodist women partner with Iowa Braille on baby blanket project. http://www.vintoniowa.org/articles/News/article1014336.html read more

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