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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
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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
Kim Karwal posted a blog post

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 Therapy student at Drake University. I am completing one of my week-long fieldwork experiences at Easter Seals with my classmate Nolan.I had the best time at Easter Seals this week for my pediatric fieldwork experience! I loved being able to see the…See More
Mar 21
Kim Karwal's blog post was featured

Rooted in Rights

Rooted Rights is taking entries until the end of March for Storyteller Videos: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSmJlXYeTqpuc1i7mCze6nZ4ZhZvD472TJH5h2oluy8yINHg/viewform.Rooted in Rights produces videos and social media campaigns exclusively on disability rights issues. If your entry is selected, you may be eligible for assistance with script writing and filming equipment…See More
Mar 15
Kim Karwal posted a blog post

Rooted in Rights

Rooted Rights is taking entries until the end of March for Storyteller Videos: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSmJlXYeTqpuc1i7mCze6nZ4ZhZvD472TJH5h2oluy8yINHg/viewform.Rooted in Rights produces videos and social media campaigns exclusively on disability rights issues. If your entry is selected, you may be eligible for assistance with script writing and filming equipment…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 recognize the location of a ball.  Two examples of balls that utilize sound are below.Beeper Ball (AT4all # 161840) is bright yellow in color, coated foam texture, and makes a high-pitched beep that will continue until it is turned off.Bell Soccer Ball…See More
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 concerns.Foam Tubing (AT4all # 161654) can be used to build-up the grip of a device or utensil and may make it easier to grip.Universal Cuff (AT4all # 168317) adds a built-up grip and a strap around the back of the user’s hand to aid in…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 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
Feb 20
Mike Lightbody liked Kim Karwal's blog post Switch Clicks at the Lending Library
Feb 14
Kim Karwal posted a blog post

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 Lending Library has a variety of clicks and accessories that can be borrowed for a 30-day trial period. Click the following link to view some:…See More
Feb 13
Kim Karwal commented on Kim Karwal's blog post Health and Wellness with Yoga
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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 fee of $25 with application and health-care provider approval. For more information, contact Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program. To view an image of this devices, click here …See More
Feb 6
Kim Karwal posted a blog post

Health and Wellness with Yoga

We hope you take a moment to watch a video about Assistive Technology for yoga,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcPkb_A9ILg.Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Center Lending Library has a variety of yoga-related devices to support Iowan’s with disabilities perform the motion and experience something new!Check out the following devices on our AT4all website,…See More
Jan 31
Kim Karwal's blog post was featured

Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program

Happy New Year from Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program!The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program has several services to support Iowans with disabilities in trialing and obtaining Assistive Technology.Demonstration Center : The Demonstration Center, located at Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside, showcases different types of assistive technologies. To schedule an appointment to tour the Demonstration Center or connect with team members email…See More
Jan 26

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Where to start with AT?

Posted 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…

Continue

It Might Be Spring!

Posted 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…

Continue

Walk for Independence Save the Date

Posted 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:…

Continue

Occupational Therapy Student Blog: Nolan Barth

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

 
 
 

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