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O&M Links & Information

The following web sites provide a wealth of information for families who need ideas and suggestions for helping their child from infancy on. The first 5 years of life are crucial for developing the concepts and confidence required to move independently through the world. 

http://tsbvi.edu/orientation-a-mobility  Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 

http://www.touchthetop.com/    Web site of Eric Weihenmayer, blind adventurer who has climbed all seven of the highest mountain peaks in the world 

http://familyconnect.org/parentsitehome.asp  FamilyConnect web site 

http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsite.asp?SectionID=78&TopicID=349&DocumentID=3931  FamilyConnect web site: The Value of Strong Orientation and Mobility Skills 

http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsite.asp?SectionID=76&TopicID=360&DocumentID=3939 FamilyConnect web site: Helping Your Preschooler Develop Orientation and Mobility Skills 

http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsite.asp?SectionID=78&TopicID=349&DocumentID=3932  FamilyConnect web site: O&M for Teens with Recent Vision Loss

 http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/om   Articles for parents of young children that give great ideas for ways to improve your child’s ability to move through the world 

http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/motor-play  More articles…these give ideas for encouraging movement and motor skills in babies and young children

 http://www.visionaware.org/section.aspx?FolderID=8&SectionID=115&TopicID=515  Plenty of specific information about O&M skills 

http://www.perkins.org/resources/scout/orientation-and-mobility/  More good information 

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