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The Little Rock Foundation and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have joined together to establish the Family Resource Room dedicated to supporting families of children with disabilities.

Services and resources include:

  • Computer workstations, adjustable to accommodate wheelchairs and equipped with specialized software for visually impaired and hard -of hearing children and adults
  • Closed-circuit television (CCTV) that magnifies hardcopy and pictures
  • Braille printer
  • Teletypewriters (TTY), Voice Carry Over (VCO) telephones and various communication and alerting devices for hard-of-hearing children and adults
  • Reading material, pamphlets and videos on a variety of disabilities as well as catalogs featuring adaptive and assistive devices, games and toys for children with disabilities
  • Information on community resources
  • Periodic In-Services and Open Houses where new technology is introduced and demonstrated

Contents of Packets:

  • Helpful Hints on Daily Living Skills
  • Creating Tactile Books
  • Pre-Braille for Infants and Toddlers
  • Braille Simplified
  • Deciphering the Braille Code
  • Resource Guide for Learning Skills in Math
  • Board work Alternatives
  • Technology for Infants & Toddlers with Visual Impairments
  • Students Computer Abilities
  • Getting it all together (Organizing Strategies for Elementary Braille Readers)

Other Literature:

  • Early Intervention
  • Braille Reading
  • Equipment and Learning Aids for multiple disabilities
  • Various local schools for children with special needs
  • Statewide Resource Links for Department of Health and Human Services
  • Organizations that are available to children who are blind and visually impaired

Come visit and discuss your concerns and needs, observe demonstrations of today’s latest technology in a warm, friendly and comfortable environment.

The Family Resource Room is staffed by one part time Family Resource Coordinator and is located in Children's Seashore House on the first floor.

Phone: (267) 426-7285

Sandra Huwie, Director
The hours are Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
After hours & weekend appointments available
Email: HUWIES@email.chop.edu