NAPVI and the American Foundation
for the Blind (AFB) are so pleased to bring you our web site,
www.FamilyConnect.org, an online, multimedia community for
parents and guardians of children with visual impairments.
FamilyConnect gives parents, grandparents and other caretakers a
place to find comprehensive resources and support 24 hours a day, with access to
message boards where they can talk to other parents, compelling videos featuring
real-life families, parenting articles, a mom-authored blog, and links to local
resources. The site also features sections dedicated to multiple disabilities,
technology, education, and every age group from infants to teens. Visitors to
www.FamilyConnect.org can also create a personal profile and
receive information on news and events based on their child's age, eye
condition, and location.
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Who We Are | Mission
Statement | What We Do
FamilyConnect 2013 Holiday Guide for Parents of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Who We Are
The National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) is a
non-profit organization of, by and for parents committed to providing support to the
parents of children who have visual impairments. NAPVI is a core partner for the Families & Advocates Partnership for
Education (FAPE) project spearheaded by the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education
NAPVI is a national organization that enables parents to find information and
resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with
NAPVI provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children
reach their potential.
NAPVI is dedicated to:
initiating outreach programs
advocating for the educational needs and welfare of children who are blind or
What We Do
Promote and provide information through workshops and publications which will help
parents meet the special needs of their child(ren) with visual impairment.
Promote the development of state and local organizations of, by and for parents
of children with visual impairments.
Publish and disperse a quarterly publication entitled Awareness.
Increase public awareness about children with visual impairments so they are
accepted by society.
Foster communication and coordination of services among federal, state and local
agencies and organizations involved with people with visual impairments.
must regard themselves as the long-lasting resource and the only consistent persons who
continually have the child's interest at heart throughout their lifetime. This
organization now is a means to help them fulfill that function."
- Lee Robinson