7 Truths About Blind Parenting Courtesy of Netflix’s Bird Box

7 Truths About Blind Parenting Courtesy of Netflix’s Bird Box

Spoilers ahead, obviously. Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box landed on Netflix this holiday season, scaring the bejeezus out of an approximate 45 million subscribers, myself included. The movie begins by introducing the audience to Mallory (Bullock), seen sternly warning her two young children (oddly named “Boy” and “Girl”) to never remove their blindfolds or “they won’t make […]

9 Things Visually Impaired New Yorkers Need To Know BEFORE Attending the NYC Winter Lantern Festival

9 Things Visually Impaired New Yorkers Need To Know BEFORE Attending the NYC Winter Lantern Festival

There is nothing like New York City at Christmas! Rockefeller Center, Radio City, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Plaza – you name it and we’ve got it. This year, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival—produced by New York Events & Entertainment (NEWYORKEE) and Haitian Culture— arrived in my home borough of Staten Island. Located at […]

Giving Tuesday For VISIONS Services For the Blind & Visually Impaired

Giving Tuesday For VISIONS Services For the Blind & Visually Impaired

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? This #GivingTuesday I’m raising money for Visions Services For The Blind And Visually Impaired. VISIONS, a nonprofit vision rehabilitation and social service organization, develops and implement programs to: assist blind people of all ages to lead independent and active lives and educate the public about the […]

New Resource Available For Parents Of Disabled Children Planning A Trip To Disney

New Resource Available For Parents Of Disabled Children Planning A Trip To Disney

Million Mile Secrets just published a new online guide for planning a trip to Disney with a child who has a disability or medical needs. According to the new guide, if you’re a parent of a child with certain health or medical needs Disney parks can still be an enjoyable experience. Disney offers a Disability […]

Disability Scholarships Listings

Disability Scholarships Listings

College doens’t come cheap, so it’s important to consider scholarships and grant funding to pay for your education. Unlike student loans, these monies do not have to be repaid. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires all schools to accommodate the differing needs of their disabled students. Thankfully, this act had made it easier for disabled […]

Not Your Average Girl: Girls World Expo

Not Your Average Girl: Girls World Expo

Since becoming a mother, I find myself looking for opportunities where I can be a positive role model for my daughters while helping my overall community. By “community,” I don’t just mean Staten Island; I am also referring to the visually impaired. When I saw an advertisement for Girls World Expo looking for a local […]

Herbal Essences Hair Care Creates Inclusive Bottle Design for Visually Impaired

Herbal Essences Hair Care Creates Inclusive Bottle Design for Visually Impaired

Have you ever been in the shower and reached for the shampoo, but accidentally grabbed your conditioner instead? Too often manufacturers create bottles that look and feel the same, making it difficult for the visually impaired to differentiate between products without getting a little creative. For years, I’ve personally used a combination of bump dots […]

Providence St. Joseph Health, Disability Culture & Tele-Medicine

Providence St. Joseph Health, Disability Culture & Tele-Medicine

How we provide effective healthcare in our country matters. Of course, we need to look at people as individuals. However, we also need to be mindful of cultural competence. Disability culture is a unique movement that considers the behaviors, belief systems, ways of living, and the historical context of the disabled. As a method of […]

Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

For the past ten years, my family has hosted an annual school supply drive with all donations benefitting local veteran’s families. Book bags, pencil cases, folders, lunch sacks…you name it; we collect it. Over the years we’ve been relatively successful, but for added insurance, my husband and I budget some of our own money to […]

A Stunning Blow

A Stunning Blow

Believe me, I wish I were making this stuff up. But it all too often happens to me and many others with disabilities and differences. Truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes more depressing. My other half and I went on a short out-of-town trip; we left yesterday and returned today. We took our daughter […]

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