The Magical Life You Hadn’t Planned

Find Your Magic Mama

Mr. and Mrs. C I have the results of your son’s vision exam. As we suspected he has albinism. Have you heard of that before?

Is that when someone is an albino? 

Yes, but that term isn’t really used anymore. Listen, I have a lot of information to share with you. First, I need you to know that people with albinism are usually legally blind too. That means that their vision is often around 20/200. I know this is a lot to take in and I want to give you some time to process this information but before I leave I need to reassure you that your son will live a “normal” life. In fact, people with albinism often have extraordinary gifts intellectually, musically, and socially.

Can you talk with us now? 

Of course I can. Let me get you a notebook and a pen so you can write things…

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Published by tarsha benevento

I am an educator who thrives on helping others. I spent close to 15 years teaching and then as an administrator in the New York City Public School System. During that time I completed my first Masters Degree in Teaching Reading and and additional degree in administration. I currently tutor students in all subjects and grades. In addition, after completing the Parent Advocacy Class with The Federation of Children with Special Needs several years ago, I am a parent advocate. I plan to dedicate my time to helping other families of children with special needs.

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