For Families

For Families

Parents and families, along with caring teachers, are the most critical elements to a child’s early success. This is especially true with children who are blind or visually impaired. Their interaction, their attitude, their understanding, and yes, even their rules can help blind or visually impaired children to develop into independent adults who are able to achieve success.

This section of the BCF website is designed to help families and general education teachers approach early education and learning for children who are blind or visually impaired. To discover more about each topic, just click on the links shown to the right. Most pages also have a list of separate resources on the topic.

Please consider the Blind Children’s Fund as an additional resource for you. We have experienced consultants who can help you to navigate the sometimes confusing structure of getting your child the help he or she needs and sometimes we can provide the listening ear you need. Just send us an email at [email protected] or call (517) 488-4887.

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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.