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Growing up, did your grandma ever make you handmade apparel? Karen Bowersox took this idea for her granddaughter who has Down Syndrome to the next level. She founded the clothing line, NBZ Apparel International, which stands for No Buttons/Zipperless. The company’s specialty is jeans but th…
Yesterday · From Assistive Technology Blog
A study conducted by the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health journal revealed that 63% of subjects using a wieghted blanket reported lower anxiety and 78% preferred the weighted blanket as a calming modality than other options provided. Weighted blankets have been found to provide comfort for m…
3 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Teaching language skills is one of the most frequent needs for children with autism, but also one of the most misunderstood skillsets amongst both parents and practitioners. The desire to hear your learner speak in full sentences can be overwhelming, making it especially difficult to take a step bac…
4 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
People with vision impairment who are also Google Maps users are in for a nice surprise! Starting October 10, which was also World Sight Day, Google announced a new update to Google Maps that will provide more detailed voice guidance and verbal announcements while walking from point A to point B. …
6 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
If you are an arts and culture enthusiast living in or planning a visit to The Windy City, the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium is definitely worth checking out. It highlights over twenty Chicago-area cultural organizations with accessible offerings. We took a look at several and were excit…
10 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
If I were to ask you right now, what types of activities does your learner like to do, and what types of activities is your learner resistant to, you’d probably be able to respond pretty quickly to both questions. For instance, you might say, my son loves to practice addition facts, but he is resist…
11 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Did you know October 7th is National LED Light Day? To celebrate, today’s blog highlights 3 creative projects that use LED lights to help kids with visual impairments have more independence – and fun! Because LEDs emit very little heat, they can safely be incorporated into everyday ob…
08.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
There are many things an able bodied person can do very easily on their phones. Want to go somewhere? Open the lyft app and get a ride. Cooking dinner? Look up a recipe online. However, for the 630 million people in the world who live with cognitive disabilities, what seem like “simple” …
05.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Alice Walkup, MS, BCBA. To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website at www.asatonline.org. You can also sign up for ASAT’s free newsletter, Science in Autism Treatment, and like them on Facebook! You can read more of our AS…
04.10.2019 · From Different Roads to Learning
Tablift is a low tech assistive technology device that can provide relief and relaxation to people with disabilities by giving them the ability to use tablets in a “hands-free” manner. Tablift works well with any brand of tablet and even smartphones. In the unboxing video below, you’…
01.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog