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A child born with congenital blindness is 30 times more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our blog discusses the issues with its diagnosis.
Mindfulness is a practice where you use your senses to physically engage in the world around you. We've put together some useful activities to support visually impaired children.
Baby massage is beneficial for both infants and their parents, but it is particularly valuable for children who have a visual impairment as it promotes communication through touch.
Our Children and Young People's team have put together some great suggestions for sensory gift ideas for young people who have a visual impairment.
Our Children and Young People's team have put together some sensory activity ideas to try out at home over the Christmas period with blind or visually impaired young people.
Appointments of any kind can cause worry and stress, especially when the appointment is for your child. Our top tips will hopefully help when you visit the eye clinic.
Teachers are preparing for children to return to classrooms during Covid-19 - our guide should help you consider how you can better support children with a vision impairment.
Parents of children with a vision impairment may have concerns over the return to school during Covid-19; this guide is designed to give peace of mind during uncertain times.
Some children may need to be motivated to learn at home, but there is so much learning to be done through play, crafts and games! Here are some ideas to try.
Orla, 17, talks about some of the fab influential bloggers and YouTubers out there who she follows, and who she thinks other young people with sight loss might also enjoy.
Mindfulness can foster wellbeing, improve self-confidence and self-esteem, and provide coping mechanisms, which has proved to be beneficial to children with a visual impairment.
Tips to keep children with sight loss active at home, through sports and activities that can be done in the house or garden.
Most info we gain about the world is through vision. This blog explores sensory learning and ways to encourage children to engage their senses and understand their world better.
Most children will now be learning from home during this period. Follow our tips to find out what is right for you and your visually impaired child during this time.
Board games are great. Finding accessible board games can be difficult. We took a look at the market to find accessible options for VI people.
We're pleased to announce that last week, Henshaws were awarded the 'Together We Are Stronger' award from Visionary!
Andrea, our Children & Families Enablement Officer, shares what the group got up to over summer and the upcoming activities ahead this autumn.
Our Children & Families service runs a number of different fun activities and events throughout the year; find out what we're running this summer in Greater Manchester.
Last week, our independence course 'I Can Do It' spent the week at the Children's Adventure Farm in Altrincham, for a fun-filled week of cooking, animals and adventure!
Our new Children & Families Enablement Officer Sara will be working in Oldham - find out about the services she will be offering around the local area.
Getting stuck for ideas on what activities to do with your children over the summer holidays? We've got you covered!
Our Children and Young People’s Enablement Officer, Natalie Thompson, tells us about the success of our first round of IMCYP courses which took place in Manchester this Summer.
Children with a visual impairment just need a little extra support to develop their communication. Follow our guide.
During the Spring Bank half term we took a group of children and young people to Chill Factore for a beginner’s taster ski-ing session: Fiona tells us more about their fab day out.
Our Research and Information Manager Helen recently attended the Vision UK Conference held in London and tells us about her experience.
An introduction from our children and family specialists, Fiona and Zahida on their roles at Henshaws.
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