Where to find support when you’re a parent with vision loss

A woman poses with her baby in a stroller and her guide dog

Quite often when I have my tough days at home with baby, I just want to talk to someone going through the same and that is often enough to make me feel better. This is why meetups are important to join while on mat leave.

Whether you have full vision, partial, or none at all, parenting requires constant adaptation and meetups are usually full of stories of the way we improvise as parents in any number of situations. I recently discovered that CNIB runs a distance support group (or digital meetup, which is how I like to think of it!) for anyone with vision loss who is a parent, expecting parents with vision loss, and even people with vision loss who are thinking about becoming parents. This group meets mostly over the phone and on Skype, so attendees are able to join from the comfort of their home.

To register or find out more, contact CNIB or join the Parenting With Vision Loss Facebook group for more information.

pic via medicaldaily.com

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