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NAPVI and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) are so pleased to bring you our web site,, 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 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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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 Rights (PACER).

Mission Statement

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 additional disabilities.

NAPVI provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children reach their potential.

NAPVI is dedicated to:

  • giving emotional support

  • initiating outreach programs

  • networking

  • advocating for the educational needs and welfare of children who are blind or visually impaired

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.

"Parents 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

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