Hi momec 2008, He is in normal school, but has a special need assistance(sna) and goes to a resource teacher twice a day. He has come on leaps and bounds.Sorry for asking this but is it only his sight that is affected r does he have other problems?If it is only his sight, he can go to mainstream school. And this is something that i would def advice your sis to do. Try and treat him like you would treat any other child.My son is 7 and a half, and he thinks he is like any other boy in his class. He knows his sight isn't as good as others, but he doesn't see it as a problem for him.You should tell your sis to ask the ncbi to put her in touch with other parents.Hearing other peoples stories really helps. Feach is another support group set up by parents of blind/visually impaired kids.They are so nice and really helpful. The have a website www.feach.net
. They are based in dublin but set up meetings around the country aswell.On the 23rd of september this year, there is a prof Gordon Dutton consultant opthalmologist coming to the clarion hotel, liffey valley. He deals with blind/ visually impaired children in scotland. I really think you, your sis and family should go to this. It is free. I went to one of his talks before and he is fantastic.You Need to contact feach as they need to confirm numbers going. I have two moblie numbers 0863640233 r 0871356084. There is no harm in giving them a ring for a chat. let me know how you get on.