Resources for Parents, Teachers and Schools

NLS & LBPH Libraries
Early Learning & Literacy
Schools/Education
Information about Visual Impairments and Learning Disabilities
Literacy & Braille Literacy
Assistive Technology
Resources for Accessible Books


NLS & LBPH libraries

Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library- PerKids

Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library page for youth services.

Public Library Search

Find your local public library for additional access to large print and audio books.

Early Learning & Literacy

Department of Early Learning: Parent & Family Guide

Guidance for parents in childcare and preschool, child development, child health and safety, and early learning.

Love, Talk, Play Campaign

Washington State campaign to teach parents of babies and toddlers, how to include love, talk, and play their everyday routine.

Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines

Guidelines established by the WA Department of Early Learning, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Thrive by Five Washington for early learning and development.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

National resource center for parents and families about infant and toddler development, behaviors, education, and health.

Parent Help 1-2-3

Resources and assistance guide for Washington State parents along a range of topics, including guides throughout pregnancy, children’s health & benefit programs, clinics, children with special needs assistance programs.

Schools/Education

State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

Guidance for Families about Special Education Services. Including eligibility & evaluation, IEPs, special education overview.

Washington State School for the Blind


Information about enrollment, outreach services, and resources for families.

Hamlin Robinson School

An independent school in Seattle offering special curriculum and services to students with dyslexia and related language difficulties.

Information about Visual Impairments & Reading Disabilities

Washington Sensory Disabilities Services: Blind/Visually Impaired; Deaf-Blind Service

Service to support parents and educators throughout Washington State through trainings, classes, at-home or at-school visits and more.

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind: Children & Families

State department that provides services and assistance for children who are blind from birth through adulthood. Services include summer programs and recreation activities, as well as transition, independent living, and employment preparation.

National Federation of the Blind: National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Advocacy group for parents who have blind children. Includes resources, programs & events, and opinion articles about specialty topics.

Family Connect: For parents of children with visual impairments

Online community and resources for parents of children with visual impairments sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind and National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments.

Types of Learning Disabilities

Synopsis of the different types of learning disabilities, including reading disabilities and dyslexia.

Literacy & Braille Literacy

Paths to Literacy

A joint project between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired to provide literacy resources for parents and educators.  Includes learning strategies and creative literacy games/tools.

National Federation of the Blind: Braille Literacy

In-depth look at the benefits of braille literacy, as well as NFB-sponsored braille literacy programs and initiatives. Includes braille literacy articles, programming & contests, and resources.

Assistive Technology

Resources for Accessible Books