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Free Workshop for parents of children with a visual impairment

Blind Children UK Cymru is running a workshop on behalf of RNIB for parents of transition aged children (14 years +) with a visual impairment to help them gain confidence and practical skills to support their child’s preparation for the transition to living independently.

The workshop is composed of two parts:

1.Learn what ‘transition’ means and the importance of your child’s: 2.Learn ways to ‘step back’ including: This free event lasts for three hours and will be held in the South Wales area during August. The date and location will be confirmed later, depending upon demand.

For full details, call Adrian Linney on 0845 372 7405 / 07795 611 467, or send an email to

Bookings open for Wales Eyecare Conference 2016

Bookings are now open for the Wales Eyecare Conference on Friday 16th September at the Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Science. The event is free, and this year's theme is 'Innovation in Eye Services, Moving Forward'.

To book your place, click here. For further information, including the outline programme, click on the 'Eyecare Conference ' tab at the top of this screen.

Parents guide to vision impairment from RNIB

RNIB has produced a new edition of its resource 'Information about vision impairment: Guide for parents'. The document gives information on what vision impairments is, how it affects your child, and sources of support.

This extensive guide contains essential advice for the early years, school years, and the transition into adulthood. It covers a wide range of topics such as the roles of the various professionals, choice of toys, choice of schools and use of technology. Click here to read the guide.

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