When your child has nystagmus there might be slightly more to think about before you wave goodbye at the school gates than new shoes and homework diaries. Especially in the early years, when your child can’t necessarily advocate for themselves, it can be helpful to plan a meeting with the new teacher either ahead of … Continue reading Nystagmus and the new school term – by Elisheva Sokolic
Our third video blog has been recorded by Steve McKay who is a trustee at the Nystagmus Network! During the video Steve talks about how he took up photography and why he recommends it those people with nystagmus who are looking to start a new hobby.
One of our main objectives at the Nystagmus Network is to provide information and support to the nystagmus community. To achieve this we have been working hard reviewing all of our documents to make sure they are up to date, readily available and appeal to a wide audience. Not only have we have produced brand … Continue reading Check out our new nystagmus booklets!
Our second video blog has been recorded by Sue Ricketts. Sue has been involved with the Nystagmus Network for many years and joined the charity as the Communication and Development Manager in 2015. In the vide Sue talks about her involvement with the charity and how she has seen it grow in strength over the … Continue reading Sue’s journey at the Nystagmus Network
I’m Wil Maudsley and I was diagnosed with nystagmus at three months old. From the outset my family decided that I would do everything my peers would do and I strongly believe that this has made me the person I am today. Objects do not move around with my vision, but I wouldn’t know what … Continue reading Rugby champion shares his nystagmus story!
We are delighted to announce that the Nystagmus Network is launching its new blog! Check out the video above which gives you all the information you will need about what we are hoping to achieve through the blog. Remember to keep checking back for the latest post!
When Maxine and Matthew Wilson’s son, Charlie, was diagnosed with nystagmus at six months old, they freely admit they went into a panic, which is probably what most parents do when suddenly faced with the prospect of their child growing up with a visual impairment. They thought he’d never be able to play ball sports … Continue reading Parents share their delight in their son’s success
The Nystagmus Network is on the look out for more volunteers to help us support our growing community! We believe that a peer-to-peer support model will make a huge impact on everyone in the nystagmus community. This model is based on support being provided by people who understand the impact of nystagmus on the various … Continue reading Volunteer for the Nystagmus Network
With just four months to go until the biggest day of the nystagmus calendar, Wobbly Wednesday 2016, it’s time to launch our brand new campaign – “What will you Wobble?” All you have to do is think of something that wobbles – it’s not that tricky. You could have a wobbly tooth, or you might … Continue reading Wobbly Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – What will you Wobble?
Garden lovers had a rare opportunity this weekend to visit the picturesque gardens of a Wiltshire country estate and help people affected by nystagmus. On Sunday 12th June Fonthill House, near Tisbury, was opened to the public from 12 – 5pm with proceeds from the event going to the Nystagmus Network. The gardens themselves cover … Continue reading A successful open garden event!