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Living Well with Sight Loss – Parent Pathways is a new, free and informal course for parents and carers whose child has recently been diagnosed with vision impairment.

The course is part of our Living Well with Sight Loss series and it’s designed to give you the space to learn about and discuss some of the important questions that you might have about raising a child who is blind or partially sighted. The course is open to parents or carers of children aged from birth to 25, although we do also offer a shorter course focusing on age 14 plus.

Join a small group of other parents for a series of online sessions with two of our Family Support Officers. You’ll receive information and advice on a range of topics and will have the chance to meet and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment. 

Each Living Well with Sight Loss Parent Pathways course covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Early support around your child’s diagnosis

  • Home life and independent living skills

  • Play* and social interaction

  • Benefits and financial support services

  • Your child’s education and accessing specialist support.

(*not included in the 14 plus course).

An accompanying Parent Pack workbook will be provided to record any useful information from the course.

After completing the course, you’ll be offered the opportunity for a one-to-one discussion with your local RNIB Family Support Officer to discuss your individual situation and any additional support you might need.

Course duration

The course is delivered via online video call. The video calls will run for *six sessions, of up to 90 minutes each, and will take place over six consecutive weeks.

*The 14 plus course is four sessions taking place over four weeks.

How to book

Our courses run throughout the year and are available to families across the UK. To take a look at upcoming course dates and to book, please visit our Course Calendar.

Go to our Course Calendar

For further information or to enquire about future dates, please email [email protected] or call 0303 123 9999.