Back-to-school time brings about a new phase in kids’ lives and, if you are a parent of a visually impaired child or a child with any disability, the start of the school year might mean you have to do your homework! If you are searching for new opportunities and solutions for your child, this list of resource centers for kids with disabilities and their parents will lead you to support groups, trainings on Individual Education Plans, public policy updates, disability rights action items, social networks, education scholarships, adaptive tech grants and more.
Visit the organizations in your area and sign up for email newsletters for centers in other areas. to maximize the info you receive. There are many programs and services that parents do not know about–get in the loop so it it becomes easier to know where to look and what to ask for!
Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California (RFENC) www.EmpowerYourFamily.org