The Blind Children’s Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, exists to help parents of blind children find the resources they need to raise confident, competent, independent adults. We’ve existed for more than 35 years, recently revitalized to meet the needs of a changing world.
How do children learn by seeing? The ability to see is our dominant sense and our primary source for gathering information in learning. Vision problems can have a profound effect on how we learn from birth to old age.
Tips for Parents
Parents and families will receive many tips from health care professionals and educators about how to help their child to learn. One of the most important things to remember is that your child will pick up on your attitude!
Learn About IEPs
Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is required for children with disabilities. Under this law, the public school system is responsible for providing special education services to your child.
Disclaimer: Please note that this website is provided as a resource for information and education, and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice and consultation. The links to other sources are not recommendations of BCF nor are these links all-inclusive, but rather representative of websites that offer information. The Blind Children’s Fund always recommends that you use information only from knowledgeable and well-recognized sources since there are many scam-types of programs now proliferating the Internet. Always consult your child’s health care provider(s) and educators for additional reliable and accurate information.