Resources for blind or partially sighted parents
Information, real life stories and advice for blind and partially sighted parents
Organisations that provide support to parents with sight loss
- RNIB's VI Parents email list is a members only email group for parents who are blind or partially sighted. Subscribe to the VI Parents email list.
- Disabled Parents Network provide information, advice, peer support and advocacy and an online forum. Call 0300 3300 639, visit the Disabled Parents Network website or email email@example.com.
- Henshaws has a group called VIPAR (visually impaired parents and relatives), which they run in the north east and north west of England. Have a look at Henshaws website to find out more.
Groups run by parents
We have listed some groups that have been set up and run by parents of blind or partially sighted children.
- Blind Mums Connect - yahoo group links visually impaired mums from all over the UK, so they can share information and support one another. For membership or associate membership forms and an eZine, contact firstname.lastname@example.org - soon you could be chatting to other parents over Skype.
- Facebook - blind mums connect - keeps you in touch with support for parents with sight loss. You can also tweet @blindmums to get in touch.
- Download our Parenting with a visual impairment March 2014.doc (274 KB)
- Information is available at Disability Pregnancy and Parenting International which has a series of guides to support new parents. These are free to disabled parents.
- Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is well worth checking as they can provide information, advice, peer support and advocacy and an online forum.
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