International Resources: Family and Education

The links in this section feature international organizations with  information for families and educators who work with people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind and their communities. The lists are as comprehensive as we can make them. Please let us know if we’ve missed an organization that serves people with blindness, visual impairments, or multiple disabilities: scout@perkins.org
 

Community-Based Rehabilitation & Education

Facilitates the sharing of information about community-based services for persons with disabilities and their families in African countries.
 
A United Nations organization that promotes employment opportunities and workers’ rights. The ILO website has downloadable documents about work for people with disabilities in many areas of the world; some are available in French and Spanish.
 
A site designed to strengthen the management, use, and impact of information on health and disability. Includes links to electronic resources on topics such as inclusive education and community-based rehabilitation.
 
This website, maintained by Perkins International and our project partners, addresses specific transition planning concerns for Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
 

Family Resources

Enabling Education Network
A 122-page guide for family members searching for a support group or advocacy organization. Includes the inspirational stories of seven such organizations in southern Africa, South Asia, Europe and Australia.
 
This comprehensive site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and find resources on raising their children from birth to adulthood. Click on tottle in menu bar for Spanish version.
 
Eyeway.org
Advice for parents of children with visual impairments; topics include vision, teaching self-care and organizational skills.
 

Inclusive Education

Sightsavers International
Combats blindness in developing countries, and provides education, counseling and training for people who are blind. The inclusive education section offers: Learning and Blindness, Working with Teachers, and Global Campaign for Education.
 
An information-sharing network on the issue of inclusive education; in many languages, including Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Serbian, and Kiswahili.
 
Enabling Education Network
A 122-page guide for family members searching for a support group or advocacy organization. Includes the inspirational stories of seven such organizations in southern Africa, South Asia, Europe and Australia.
 

 

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