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Holiday Toys

Posted by Kim Karwal on December 13, 2017 at 10:42am 0 Comments

As the Holidays are fast approaching, many of you may be wondering what to purchase for the children in your life. Our Assistive Technology Program Lending Library has nearly 200 devices specifically for youth and adaptive needs. 

Perhaps the child has requested a FurReal Toy but you fear they may not be able to fully interact with the toy. Adaptations can be made through a battery disconnect and Jellybean Switch that may allow the individual the option of pushing a button to engage…

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Preparing for Winter with AT

Posted by Melissa Culbertson on December 6, 2017 at 8:03am 0 Comments

Preparing For Winter With AT

Winter weather is on the way which can mean additional challenges for Iowans with disabilities. Fortunately, there are assistive technology (AT) devices that can aid in safety and independence as the temperature drops. Learn about some of these devices available for loan through Easter Seals Iowa Lending Library below.

Finishing up yardwork?

Try using a shorter-length garden rake on a fixed handle that you can use sitting down on a…

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Hands-Free Access!

Posted by Kim Karwal on November 29, 2017 at 8:30am 0 Comments

There are multiple reasons why an individual may desire to be hands-free when using the computer. An individual may experience arthritis in the wrists that is worsened by the overuse of typing and mouse navigation; an individual may experience limited dexterity in the fingers which makes keying slow, difficult or painful; an individual may even simply prefer to speak instead of type or move their head instead of navigating with a mouse – whatever the experience or desire, there are options…

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Pacer Center: Champions for Children with Disabilities

Posted by Maggie Cox on November 21, 2017 at 8:18am 0 Comments

Though we like to focus on Assistive Technology resources in Iowa, we also like to recognize possible resources in our neighboring states. The Pacer Center in Minnesota provides workshops, webinars, and other online resources that Iowan’s can access. Their website archives webinars that may answer questions parents or guardians of children with disabilities have regarding behaviors, rights in school systems, assistive technology and so much more. Visit their website at …

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Kim Karwal posted a blog post

Holiday Toys

As the Holidays are fast approaching, many of you may be wondering what to purchase for the children in your life. Our Assistive Technology Program Lending Library has nearly 200 devices specifically for youth and adaptive needs. Perhaps the child…See More
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Kimberly Wymer is now a member of FIND
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Tania Kac is now a member of FIND
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Melissa Culbertson posted a blog post

Preparing for Winter with AT

Preparing For Winter With ATWinter weather is on the way which can mean additional challenges for Iowans with disabilities. Fortunately, there are assistive technology (AT) devices that can aid in safety and independence as the temperature drops.…See More
Dec 6
Sharon Marie Vizzini is now a member of FIND
Nov 29
Kim Karwal posted a blog post

Hands-Free Access!

There are multiple reasons why an individual may desire to be hands-free when using the computer. An individual may experience arthritis in the wrists that is worsened by the overuse of typing and mouse navigation; an individual may experience…See More
Nov 29
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"Looking for a family peer support specialist interested in starting new job in the Des Moines area???"
Nov 22
Maggie Cox posted a blog post

Pacer Center: Champions for Children with Disabilities

Though we like to focus on Assistive Technology resources in Iowa, we also like to recognize possible resources in our neighboring states. The Pacer Center in Minnesota provides workshops, webinars, and other online resources that Iowan’s can…See More
Nov 21
Jodi Hofer is now a member of FIND
Nov 16
Sarah Marie Fox is now friends with Christin Lantz and Wendy Carman
Nov 15
Kim Karwal posted a blog post

Tracy Keninger

Tracy Keninger is the director of the Rural Solutions Program and Assistive Technology Center. She has been working at Easter Seals Iowa for over 20 years now, where she began as a Direct Support Professional. Tracy desired to share a message with…See More
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Keystone AEA Family & Educator Partnership

This group is for families of children with disabilities and educators in Northeastern Iowa.  Information regarding educational opportunities, resources and more will be posted here.See More
Nov 8
Kim Karwal posted a blog post

Craig Mayes

Craig Mayes has worked for Easter Seals Iowa for 22 years. He works in the Assistive Technology Center with the Equipment Loan Program and also with the Maintenance Department at Camp Sunnyside. The Equipment Loan Program is a statewide program. …See More
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Elizabeth Shepherd updated their profile
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Elizabeth Shepherd is now a member of FIND
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Lori Moore posted an event

The Radical Middle: How Professionals in Deaf Education are making a commitment to Working Better, Together at Telephone

November 14, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
Please join the Hands & VoicesO.U.R. Children’s Safety Project* for this presentation.When:  Tues, November 14, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMThis Phone conference is open to all, and free! Captioning will be available - information below “The Radical…See More
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