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SOLUTIONS: Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury

This booklet, created in 2016, offers insight and support to individuals who are beginning their journey with Assistive Technology (AT). The contents include AT considerations, Memory Aids, Focus and Redirection, Organizational Supports, Sensory Assistance, Communication Tools, Health Help, Computer Access, “There’s and App for That”, and much more! All the devices pictured and discussed are available for discussion, demonstration, and/or loan through the Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology…See More
Aug 8
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Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange Program:

This “classified ads” feature connects Iowans with the Assistive Technology they are in need of statewide. This service can be found at www.eastersealsiowa.at4all.com. For more information, please call 1-866-866-8782 (Toll Free), or 515-289-4069 (TTY).See More
Aug 1
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Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

Easter Seals Iowa Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program runs solely off of donated equipment. The equipment is sanitized and then loaned out at a nominal fee, for Iowans in need, and can be used for an unlimited length of time. Easter Seals seeks donations of used medical equipment for use in this program. The application for equipment and additional information can be found by visiting www.easterseals.com/ia/at or calling 515-309-2395 (Phone) or…See More
Jul 25
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CAMPING!

There are many areas around Iowa for an exciting camping adventure. If you do not have a tent, consider borrowing one from our Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Center Lending Library. Take the opportunity to schedule a time to see what other recreational devices the AT Center has!Columbia Two Room Tent (AT4All # 163688) This tent is large and tall, it has a stargazer window and a wheeled carry bag for easier transport.…See More
Jul 18
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Pool Fun!

The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Center Lending Library has a variety of devices for use in the pool.Aquatic Balancing Stabilizing Bar (AT4All # 169536) This lightweight stabilizer bar provides added resistance in pool-settings. This device may support swimmers to keep their balance during aquatic activities. https://eastersealsia.at4all.com/Items/ItemDetails.aspx?ItemID=169536Aqua Ring for Aquatic…See More
Jul 10
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Noise Cancelling Headphones

Summer activities can be overwhelming at times! When the heat and sound around an individual are over-stimulating, consider some Assistive Technology Devices that may reduce the sensory experiences.Noise Cancelling Headphones (AT4All # 164741) These headphones may be utilized in high noise situations such as enclosed spaces, during fireworks, or in crowds. The anti-noise earmuffs shell and sealed ear pads support the reduction of noise while still protecting the ear canal. To view this item,…See More
Jun 20
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Jun 14
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Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange- check it out today!

Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange Program: This “classified ads” feature connects Iowans with the Assistive Technology they are in need of statewide. This service can be found at www.eastersealsiowa.at4all.com. For more information, please call 1-866-866-8782 (Toll Free), or 515-289-4069 (TTY).There are new devices posted nearly every day! See More
Jun 13
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New Recreational Devices!

We are very excited to have recently added some new devices to our lending library. We hope that you will visit our website at www.eastersealsia.at4all.com and view these devices.Colors and Shapes Activity Mats (AT4All # 170099) these vinyl mats are a set of shapes and colors that can be used for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.Foam Fliers (AT4All # 170082) these foam Frisbees are coated with a tear resistant material and can be used…See More
May 30
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Fishing

Some people hate fishing - just the idea of it - but others live for it! If you or someone you know has never had the chance to find out if they like to fish or not, consider taking a fishing adventure this summer. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and their online support, can help you locate a fishing area near you and provide insight into the laws and restrictions in the area. To learn more about fishing in Iowa, visit…See More
May 16
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Walk for Independence

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:…See More
May 2
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Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange- check it out today!

Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange Program: This “classified ads” feature connects Iowans with the Assistive Technology they are in need of statewide. This service can be found at www.eastersealsiowa.at4all.com. For more information, please call 1-866-866-8782 (Toll Free), or 515-289-4069 (TTY).See More
Apr 25
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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 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…See More
Apr 18
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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 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 can be added which may…See More
Apr 11
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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 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:…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 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 services…See More
Mar 28

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SOLUTIONS: Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 2:01pm 0 Comments

This booklet, created in 2016, offers insight and support to individuals who are beginning their journey with Assistive Technology (AT). The contents include AT considerations, Memory Aids, Focus and Redirection, Organizational Supports, Sensory Assistance, Communication Tools, Health Help, Computer Access, “There’s and App for That”, and much more! All the devices pictured and discussed are available for discussion, demonstration, and/or loan through the Easter Seals Iowa Assistive…

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Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange Program:

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 8:46am 0 Comments

This “classified ads” feature connects Iowans with the Assistive Technology they are in need of statewide. This service can be found at www.eastersealsiowa.at4all.com. For more information, please call 1-866-866-8782 (Toll Free), or 515-289-4069 (TTY).

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

Posted on July 25, 2018 at 11:03am 0 Comments

Easter Seals Iowa Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program runs solely off of donated equipment. The equipment is sanitized and then loaned out at a nominal fee, for Iowans in need, and can be used for an unlimited length of time. Easter Seals seeks donations of used medical equipment for use in this program. The application for equipment and additional information can be found by visiting www.easterseals.com/ia/at or calling…

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CAMPING!

Posted on July 18, 2018 at 9:32am 0 Comments

There are many areas around Iowa for an exciting camping adventure. If you do not have a tent, consider borrowing one from our Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Center Lending Library. Take the opportunity to schedule a time to see what other recreational devices the AT Center has!

Columbia Two Room Tent (AT4All # 163688) This tent is large and tall, it has a stargazer window and a wheeled carry bag for easier transport.…

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Welcome to FIND, Kim! Let us know if you have any questions.

 
 
 

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