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…Continue
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…Continue
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 the FIND community, "My first introduction to assistive technology (AT) was when I was growing up on the farm. My father was a farmer and Veteran with a disability, so we were constantly experimenting with different tools and adapting them…Continue
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. Easter Seals Iowa accepts donations of equipment. This equipment is then refurbished, repaired, and sanitized to be loaned back out to Iowans in need for a one-time fee. Items can be borrowed, with the approval of a healthcare provider, for…Continue