Vikki and her husband, Tom, were the very first to sign up to abseil down from the 262 feet high viewing platform at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Vikki’s family have been members and supporters of the Nystagmus Network for many years. Parents, Peter and Lynne, even organised an entire Open Day one … Continue reading Vikki and Tom – our first abseilers
Here at the Nystagmus Network we often hear from people who are twins or parents of twins. Sometimes both twins have nystagmus, but sometimes only one of them does. This got us wondering. When twins are identical, do both twins have nystagmus? If not, why not? Nathan and Joshua are identical twins, seen here playing … Continue reading Twins appeal!
Children aged between 8 and 11 years old who live with a visual impairment are three times more likely to develop a mental health problem than children with no visual impairment, according to new research. The Nystagmus Network has been aware of this for a long time and always highlights the social and emotional aspects … Continue reading Visual impairment and mental health
Nystagmus Network volunteer education advocate and trustee, Frances Lilley, is a member of a group called the Young Vision Alliance. The Alliance is researching the difficulties children and young people are facing in education prior to an education campaign later this year which will be calling for the government to address key issues. You can … Continue reading Help shape education support for children with vision impairment
Tickets for the Nystagmus Network Open Day 2018 go on general sale at midday today. With a packed line up of speakers and presenters, including Marsha De Cordova MP, Shadow Minister for Disabilities and David Katz, internationally acclaimed ‘blind’ photographer, alongside presentations from the UK’s top nystagmus research teams and workshops on education support, benefits, … Continue reading Open Day tickets on sale now!
Simon jumped out of a plane for the Nystagmus Network this morning and has raised over £1,000 for the charity! Fresh back from a family holiday, Simon took to the skies earlier this morning, courtesy of the Red Devils Parachute Regiment Free-fall Team. Simon’s sky dive was watched by friends and family, his wife, Sara … Continue reading Well done, Simon! He did it!
Harry and his family raised over £1,000 for the Nystagmus Network last weekend by taking part in a sponsored fun triathlon. What a phenomenal achievement! Well done, Harry! To sponsor Harry, please click here. Or why not take on your own summer challenge and help us raise more money for nystagmus support and research?
James and his little brother, Thomas, are taking on a very special challenge this summer to raise money for two charities very close to the family’s heart. James (8) and Thomas (5) have decided to challenge themselves to walk 118 miles throughout August to raise money for Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society Europe and … Continue reading James and Thomas’s Summer Challenge
Members of the Nystagmus Network have just 24 hours left to book their free priority places for the 2018 Open Day in September. If you haven’t already done so, please use your link to book your place NOW! Remaining tickets will go on general sale tomorrow. Watch this space for details!
The school summer holidays may have only just begun, but for teachers this is the time they think about preparing all those courses and lessons for the new school year. The Nystagmus Network understands that teachers want to be particularly geared up to support children in their class with nystagmus. That’s why we’ve produced our … Continue reading Resources for teachers and parents