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ERIC Number: EJ746375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Infant Program Staff Work "On the Floor"
Kenney, Rich
Exceptional Parent, v35 n10 p40-41 Oct 2005
The Foundation for Blind Children, established in 1952, is a private, nonprofit, United Way agency. The foundation's mission is to provide education, counseling, communication and technology services to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. By helping them to master their environment, it helps families lead lives of independence and dignity. It is the only agency of its kind in the state of Arizona and the largest blind children's organization in the United States. In this article, the author describes the roles played by the early interventionists at the Foundation for Blind Children in providing support for the families dealing with disabilities. The early interventionists at the Foundation for Blind Children are not only good at hearing what parents have to say but can very often empathize with their concerns. In fact, a number of teachers there have children of their own with special needs. Given time and support, most parents learn to come to terms with their child's disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona