Convention goers clapping and giving a standing ovation after a banquet speech.
Posted by Melissa Riccobono | 06/13/2018 | Convention, General, Stories
The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is an experience like none other. From the informative seminars on all types of topics to the excitement of being surrounded by more than 2,000 other blind people. From hearing so many canes tapping and guide dogs working, to the energy of the room on the day of opening session. All of these experiences cannot be captured easily in words, nor can they fully be appreciated unless you are there in person. However, for a variety of reasons, being there is not always possible. Read more Banquet Listening Parties Create Convention Feel at Home...
Elizabeth and Oriana Riccobono smile big for the camera while holding their canes.
Posted by Melissa Riccobono | 02/27/2018 | Parenting, Stories
Out of love, my parents clothed me. Out of love, they kept me safe. Out of love, they praised me for jobs well done. Out of love, they encouraged me to achieve all of my dreams. Read more Out of Love...
Mark and Melissa Riccobono smiling.
Posted by Melissa Riccobono | 01/16/2018 | Parenting
All parents have questions and worries about their children, no matter how old their children get. Is she eating enough? Read more Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program...
The Riccobono family sits on a park bench smiling.
Posted by Melissa Riccobono | 11/21/2017 | General, Parenting
It’s Thanksgiving already! This time of year always makes me reflect on all I have to be thankful for and how my family and I can help others. Read more A Day of Service...
A blind adult examines a Braille book with a young student.
Posted by Melissa Riccobono | 09/27/2017 | Parenting
Once again, the school year is in full swing. No more sleeping late. No more lazy summer days. It’s early to bed, early to rise, and of course once again it’s time to tackle homework. Read more Helpful Hints for Handling Homework...
Posted by Melissa Riccobono | 05/14/2017 | Parenting
I hear, “Wow, you’re amazing! I can’t imagine taking care of one child—let alone three—if I couldn’t see!” To which I say with a smile, “No. I’m just a mom.” Read more Just a Mom...

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