Debbie Bacon, BS
(Through the Looking Glass 2006) [212 pages]
This new 212 page Resource Guide provides a wide range of practical information, adaptations and resources for parents who are blind or partially sighted. The Resource Guide was developed by blind parent specialist Debbie Bacon, who is also a blind mother of three adult children. Ms. Bacon compiled the resources and suggestions from discussions with parents who are blind and partially sighted across the U.S. as well as in several other countries. Parents of a wide age-range of children describe their parenting experiences -- especially noting any barriers, strengths, adaptations or suggestions for other blind and partially sighted parents. This Resource Guide is intended to pass along successful adaptations and strategies so that new parents don't have to keep re-inventing the wheel. The topics covered in the Resource Guide include such issues as: newborns, when your child is sick, feeding, toilet training, transportation, monitoring your child, child safety, toys and games, and working with professionals. Each of the 14 chapters includes parent discussions as well as contact information for a wide variety of resources (many of which are available through the Internet).