Seminars@Hadley are the best! The technology seminars are especially relevant; the information I acquired helped me learn about my iPhone.
—Eileen, CA, 2014

Grandparent-Grandchild Connection
Resources List

Websites

AARP

AARP Foundation Grandparent Information Center
ensures that grandparents have access to resources that strenthen family connections
http://www.aarp.org/families/grandparents/gic/a2004-01-16-grandparentsinfocenter.html

AARP Foundation GrandCare Support Locator
connects grandparents with national, state, and local groups, programs and services
http://www.giclocalsupport.org/pages/gic_db_home.cfm

American Foundation of the Blind (AFB)

AFB Senior Site
contains helpful solutions and resources that can help seniors cope with vision problems
http://www.afb.org/seniorsitehome.asp

Parenting or Grandparenting With Vision Loss
helpful article with tips for grandparenting with vision loss
http://www.afb.org/seniorsite.asp?SectionID=66&DocumentID=3511

Computer Games

Games
resources for accessible games like brailled Monopoly, tactile dominoes, and large print Scrabble
http://www.afb.org/ProdBrowseTaskResults.asp?TaskID=271&SpecID=26

FamilyConnect

online, multimedia community offering support and resources to families of children with visual impairments
http://www.familyconnect.org

Grandparenting Today

National Grandparenting Websites
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/flp/grandparent/websites_nat/

National Association for Prarents of Visually Impaired Children (NAPVI)
provides support to parents and grandparents of children who have visual impairments
sells publication In Celebration of Grandparenting — see below
http://www.napvi.org

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
consumer organization of blind people working together to improve opportunities for the blind and the understanding of blindness by the general public; has blind parents, parents of blind children and senior groups
http://www.nfb.org

Print Braille Books

Seedlings
http://www.seedlings.org

National Braille Press
http://www.nbp.org

Books

Chapuis, Debra K. In Celebration of Grandparenting: For Grandparents of Children with Visual Impairments. Perkins School for the Blind, 2000.

Chapters include Interacting with Grandchildren Who Are Visually Impaired, Toys and Play, and Grandparenting Across the Miles. (http://www.spedex.com/napvi/grandparent.html)

Thompson, Charlotte E. Grandparenting A Child With Special Needs. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.

Chapters include Coping with the Diagnosis, Having Fun with a Grandchild, and Helping Boost Your Grandchild’s Self-Esteem.

Jones, Clare B. Understanding Your Special Needs Grandchild: A Grandparents Guide. Specialty Press, 2001.

Chapters include The Role of the Special Grandparent, How You Can Help, and Grandparents’ Stories.

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