The Easterseals 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 Easterseals Camp Sunnyside, showcases different types of assistive technologies. To schedule an appointment to tour the Demonstration Center or connect with team members email…Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on September 20, 2018 at 10:14am — No Comments
The weather is beautiful and there are many reasons to be outside! Check out the Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Center Lending Library inventory for some fun outdoor recreational activities to connect with other and make new friends!
The Octaband is an interactive device designed to help participants to make connections through movement. The stretchy nylon-spandex material helps to promote group interaction, increase self-awareness, and encourage fun! This is a great option…Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on September 12, 2018 at 11:13am — No Comments
Summer is slowly coming to an end. With busy months ahead for parents and children, consider reaching out to the Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program for discussion on organization and planning needs. A booklet is available that provides an overview on organization and other supports titled Solutions: Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury is available at …Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on September 5, 2018 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Easter Seals Iowa Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program: Equipment is provided at a nominal fee 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 515-289-4069 (TTY).
Added by Kim Karwal on August 29, 2018 at 8:51am — No Comments
What is universal design?
Universal design is a big idea that fits people of all sizes, ages, abilities and disabilities. It’s the idea that allows for a home to be ready for all people to access and use. It assures all can live safely and easily in the same home. Big ideas like universal design can cost a lot of money. Designing and building a new home is expensive. Making large renovations on an…Continue
Added by Brianna Lewin on August 22, 2018 at 10:54am — No Comments
Hello, FIND Readers!
My name is Kory Nystrom and I am a Rural Solutions and Assistive Technology Direct Support Professional here at Easter Seals Iowa. With the majority of my professional career being spent in the fields of management, logistics, drafting, and engineering, I look forward to a fruitful future by using my abilities to advance the field of human services and to provide assistance for anyone requesting it. I am an alumni of Iowa State University, with a bachelor’s…Continue
Added by Kory Nystrom on August 15, 2018 at 11:14am — No 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…Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on August 8, 2018 at 2:01pm — No 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).
Added by Kim Karwal on August 1, 2018 at 8:46am — No 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…Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on July 25, 2018 at 11:03am — No 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.…Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on July 18, 2018 at 9:32am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on July 10, 2018 at 9:27am — No Comments
Hello FIND readers! My name is Jennifer Buettner and I am brand new to the Easter Seals team. My role is a Program Support Specialist. This means that I will be supporting some of the wonderful programs that we have at Easter Seals including Assistive Technology, Rural Solutions, Respite, and Camp Sunnyside. After hearing such amazing things about Easter Seals I am very excited to start my journey here! I can’t wait to be a part of empowering families and individuals through the variety of…Continue
Added by Jennifer Buettner on June 26, 2018 at 9:47am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on June 20, 2018 at 12:58pm — No Comments
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!
Added by Kim Karwal on June 13, 2018 at 8:05am — No Comments
If an individual struggles with hand or arm strength, they may experience barriers when trying to lift weights or exercise. Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program may have possible solutions with some of our newest recreational assistive technology. Here are some items that may assist with grip, to encourage strength, health and wellness:
Kettle Gryp (AT4All #170071) – The Kettle Gryp is a workout accessory that weighs less than one pound and…Continue
Added by Brianna Lewin on June 6, 2018 at 12:37pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on May 30, 2018 at 8:31am — No Comments
Smart environments allow people with disabilities to interact with and control certain aspects of their environment. Systems like Amazon Alexa or Google Home can pair with a wide network of smart devices to allow users to regulate the spaces around them. There are many options for this technology which can provide customized systems for users no matter their abilities.
Smart environments can provide users the option to complete different tasks with the touch of a button or by using…Continue
Added by Melissa Culbertson on May 25, 2018 at 1:08pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kim Karwal on May 16, 2018 at 5:50am — No Comments
I want to personally introduce myself to the FIND community!
My name is Brianna Lewin and I am a Rural Rehabilitation/Assistive Technology Center Support Professional with Easter Seals Iowa. I started my position on April 30th, so I am very new to this! However, I am so excited to learn every single day and be able to offer support to our communities in Iowa with assistive technology.…Continue
Added by Brianna Lewin on May 9, 2018 at 9:21am — No 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
Added by Kim Karwal on May 2, 2018 at 8:31am — No Comments