Parent Support and Information

·        American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) - extensive web site with message boards, resources, family connect, career connect, social networking for parents of visually impaired children, blogs

·        Hadley School for the Blind Family Education Program - tuition free courses on a variety of topics designed for families of visually impaired children - topics: braille, social skills, independent living

·        National Association of Parents of children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) - nonprofit organization for parents, parents directory by state, list of conferences, website available in Spanish, provides information and resources

·        BVI Parents mailing list - (not connected with the Oregon BVIS fund) this site offers a forum for parents discussing issues related to raising a visually impaired child

.  National Federation of the Blind in Oregon (NFB) - The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of blind people influential in promoting advocacy, education, research, technology and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence for blind people.