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Where to start with AT?

Posted by Kim Karwal on April 18, 2018 at 8:15am 0 Comments

The term Assistive Technology (AT) can sound incredibly complex but the actual AT can be something as simple as a post-it note. A post-it note is a specific example of a lower tech AT, whereas an iPad would be an example of a high tech AT. A few years back a booklet was created for Assistive Technology for Brain Injury. This booklet can be utilized for a variety of tasks, barriers, and devices – from low tech to high tech! You can check out this booklet that contains devices, resources, and…

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It Might Be Spring!

Posted by Kim Karwal on April 11, 2018 at 9:12am 0 Comments

Many individuals across the state are ready to get outside and prepare their gardens and planter boxes for summer. The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program may have some devices to support the accessibility of gardening and planting!

Long-Reach Hoe (AT4all # 161856) is a stainless steel hoe with a long handle. The grip of the handle is positioned at a 90 degree angle from the hoe, giving it an ergonomic grip. There is an optional wrist-support addition that…

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Walk for Independence Save the Date

Posted by Kim Karwal on April 4, 2018 at 9:23am 0 Comments

The Easter Seals Iowa Walk for Independence is Saturday, May 5, 2018. It will be held at Camp Sunnyside, 401 NE 66th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310.

The activities will begin at 8:30am and go until 12:00pm. The stroll around Lake Cheerio at Camp Sunnyside will begin at 10:00am.

We hope to have you join us!

If you are unable to attend and/or interested in making a donation to Easter Seals Iowa, please visit the following website:…

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Occupational Therapy Student Blog: Nolan Barth

Posted by Kim Karwal on March 28, 2018 at 8:29am 0 Comments

Earlier this month, we hosted two Drake Doctoral Occupational Therapy Students. Nolan generously shared about his experience:

"Hello FIND readers! My name is Nolan Barth and I am a first year Occupational Therapy student completing my pediatric fieldwork experience at Easter Seals Iowa. As part of my experience I was exposed to the numerous resources and the positive impact Easter Seals provides Iowans. I had many great experiences this week such as observing the implementation of…

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Kim Karwal posted a blog post

Where to start with AT?

The term Assistive Technology (AT) can sound incredibly complex but the actual AT can be something as simple as a post-it note. A post-it note is a specific example of a lower tech AT, whereas an iPad would be an example of a high tech AT. A few…See More
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Kim Karwal posted a blog post

It Might Be Spring!

Many individuals across the state are ready to get outside and prepare their gardens and planter boxes for summer. The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program may have some devices to support the accessibility of gardening and…See More
Apr 11
Kim Karwal posted a blog post

Walk for Independence Save the Date

The Easter Seals Iowa Walk for Independence is Saturday, May 5, 2018. It will be held at Camp Sunnyside, 401 NE 66th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310.The activities will begin at 8:30am and go until 12:00pm. The stroll around Lake Cheerio at Camp…See More
Apr 4
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Occupational Therapy Student Blog: Nolan Barth

Earlier this month, we hosted two Drake Doctoral Occupational Therapy Students. Nolan generously shared about his experience:"Hello FIND readers! My name is Nolan Barth and I am a first year Occupational Therapy student completing my pediatric…See More
Mar 28
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Occupational Therapy Student Blog: Emily Mock

Earlier this month, we hosted two Drake Occupational Therapy students at Easter Seals Iowa through their fieldwork experience. This week and next, we will feature their experiences on FIND: "My name is Emily Mock. I am a first-year Occupational…See More
Mar 21
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Music For the Young CHild at Waukee, Johnston, ad Urbandale Parks and Recreation Services

April 23, 2018 all day
Explore musical play and bond with your child as they build confidence and developmental skills appropriate to their age and abilities. Inclusive of all children and taught by board certified music therapists through Kids in Harmony. Ages 0-6…See More
Mar 20
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Mar 20
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Mar 19
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Rooted in Rights

Rooted Rights is taking entries until the end of March for Storyteller Videos: …See More
Mar 15
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Rooted in Rights

Rooted Rights is taking entries until the end of March for Storyteller Videos: …See More
Mar 15
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Play Ball!

Playing ball can be altered by adding sound, texture, or size. The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program Lending Library has a variety of balls of all different textures, sizes, and sounds. Sound may enhance an individual’s ability to…See More
Mar 6
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"Welcome to FIND Katie!  I hope you FIND some useful connections and tools here. :) Karen"
Mar 6
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Gripping

For many tasks, holding a pencil or toothbrush to grabbing a rake or kayak paddle, gripping can post a barrier and sometimes pain! The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program may have supports to demonstrate and/or loan, for these gripping…See More
Feb 28
Kim Karwal posted a blog post

Walk for Independence Save the Date

The Easter Seals Iowa Walk for Independence is Saturday, May 5, 2018. It will be held at Camp Sunnyside, 401 NE 66th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310.The activities will begin at 8:30am and go until 12:00pm. The stroll around Lake Cheerio at Camp…See More
Feb 20
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Switch Clicks at the Lending Library

There are a great number of applications for switch clicks- from operating a toy duck to operating a paper shredder! The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Loan Program Lending Library may be the place to start on your switch click journey.The…See More
Feb 13
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Feb 7
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Feb 6
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Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program {Device Feature}

Toddler AMTryke. This ticycle is made for small children with a sturdy frame and quick-turn knob that allows for easy adjustments. This item is currently available through the Easter Seals Iowa Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program for a one-time…See More
Feb 6
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