Carroll Families Resources

We have compiled a list of resources that we think might be helpful for parents and other caregivers of children who are blind or visually impaired. These resources are categorized by General, Elementary School, Middle School/High School, and Higher Education.

General Resources: 

NFB Blind Parent Mentoring 

NFB – Parents of Blind Children

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children 

Braille/ Nonvisual Skills Instructions for Blind Children 

NFB on Braille 

Free White Cane Program

Future Reflections- Quarterly Magazine for Parents/Teachers of Blind Children 

Early Childhood Initiatives 

State Affiliates

National Seminar for Parents of Blind Children 

The Accessibility Switchboard 

American Council of the Blind Website 

Blind/Low Vision Resources 

Peer Support and Mentoring 

Professional Employment Associations 

ACB Handbooks/Manuals 

Resources for Parents and Teachers of Blind and Visually Impaired Children 

Resources for Parents of Blind and Low Vision Children 

National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired

Educator Strategies for Blind and Low Vision

Adapting your Home for a Child who is Blind or has Low Vision

APH Connect Center

Making a House Accessible for a Visually Impaired Person.   

English to Braille Converter

AFB Resources for Parents of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired 

Braille Works- Parents Resources 

The Vision of Children Foundation- Parent Resources 

How Vision Loss affects the Social, Emotional, and Practical Aspects of Life 

What are the best Low Vision Aid Devices for Children?

After the diagnosis

Older Siblings with Blindness

Sibling Relationships

Teens and Blindness

Talking to Family and Friends

When Others Stare at a Sibling

Learning that Your Child is Visually Impaired

Family Life with Multiple Disabilities

Other Family Support Groups Nationally

What to Ask Medical Professionals

Multi-Cultural Resources

Overview of Services for Blind & Visually Impaired Children/Teens

Role Models and Mentors

After the Diagnosis

Building Healthy Families After the Diagnosis