The National Federation of the Blind knows that blind parents are fully capable and have been successfully raising children for generations.
There are aspects of parenting as a blind person which take some thought, and there are specific alternative techniques blind parents use in order to keep their children safe, healthy, and happy.
Please explore the links below to some of our resources, and contact your state affiliate to ask about additional programs available in your local area. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at the national headquarters.
Through these resources, we strive to build a strong network for blind parents, grandparents, guardians, and caregivers where questions can be answered, experiences can be shared, and alternative techniques can be learned.
Blind Parents Connection Podcast
The Blind Parents Connection Podcast is a Blind Parent Education Initiative supported by the Gibney Family Foundation and brought to you by National Federation of the Blind. We are excited to bring you eleven episodes, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe and listen by searching for "Nation's Blind Podcast" in your podcast client.
- July 18, 2019 - Blind Parents Connection Episode 4: Child-Proofing and Playing Inside
- June 12, 2019 - Blind Parents Connection Episode 3: Traveling
- May 8, 2019 - Blind Parents Connection Episode 2: Feeding
- April 10, 2019 - Blind Parents Connection Episode 1: Resources
NFB Blind Parents Group
- NFB Blind Parents Group Mailing List
- Send an Email to the NFB Blind Parents Group (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Blind Parent Mentoring
- Blind Parent Mentoring Program
- "Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program" (2018 Blog Post)
Nation's Blind Podcast
The Nation's Blind Podcast highlights different themes related to blindness, independent living, and news from the National Federation of the Blind. Here are some episodes related to parenting. Subscribe and listen by searching for "Nation's Blind Podcast" in your podcast client.
- Bonus Episode (unnumbered), December 2017, Traveling with Children
- Bonus Episode 4, July 2017, Working Alongside Blind Parents
- Bonus Episode 3, May 2017, Working Alongside Blind Parents
- "The Advantages of Being a Blind Parent" (2016 Blog Post)
- Parenting (Blog Category)
- "Baby-Sitting" (Making Hay Article)
- "Independence: To Have and to Hold" (Braille Monitor Article)
- "It Takes More Than Love" (Future Reflections Article)
- "To Be a Parent" (Braille Monitor Article)
- Parenting without Sight: What Attorneys and Social Workers Should Know about Blindness (Brochure)
- "It Takes More Than Love" (Future Reflections article)