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Parent Support Groups for Children with Vision Impairment

This is an annotated list of support groups and listservs for parents of children wih vision impairment. Read descriptions and join the children's vision impairment support group that best meets your needs.

Vision impairment parent support groups and discussion listservs are excellent resources for parents of children with many different types of vision impairment. In addition to these specific vision impairment children groups, you may also wish to review related disability topic groups (such as sensory integration) in our Directory of Children's Disability Support Groups.

APHAKIC (Association of Parents Having A Kid In Contacts)
Association of Parents Having A Kid In Contacts is designed to provide support for parents and health care professionals caring for young children who have had cataracts. Despite the name, glasses-wearers are welcome.
To Join: Send a blank message to aphakic-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or join online.

Blind Home Schooler
A small but active group, mostly parents with a few VI teachers and aides. All participants are interested in homeschooling, some full time and others as supplemental education.
Subscription To Join: Send a blank email to blindhomeschooler-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or join online.
Listowner: Debbie Day

BVI Parents (Blind or Visual Impairment)
BVI-Parents is a list for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired to network and share ideas and experiences.
Subscription address: Send an e-mail to bvi-parents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or join online.
Listowner: Sarah Blake

Cortical Vision Impairments
Please join if you are interesting in discussing CVI and issues with that diagnosis.
Subscription address: Send an e-mail to Corticalvisionimpairments-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or join online.
Listowner: Bridget A. Bailey

Lazy Eye
A an acitive support list for parents of children with amblyopia, strabismus or other conditions associated with "lazy eye."
Subscription address: Send an e-mail to lazyeye-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or join online.
Listowner: Kate


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