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February 2017 Blog Posts (8)

ABLE accounts NOW in Iowa

The Iowa Treasurer’s Office is pleased to share with you that ABLE accounts are available at this time.  Visit www.iable.gov for more information and to sign up for an account for as little as $25.  Please feel free to contact me or to call 888-609-8910…

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Added by Jane Gay on February 23, 2017 at 11:51am — No Comments

Tiny Fingertip Camera Helps Blind People Read Without Braille

No braille? No problem. A new device lets blind people read by popping a miniature camera on their fingertip.

  To read printed material, many visually impaired people rely on mobile apps like KNFB Reader that translate text to speech. Snap a picture and the app reads the page aloud. But users sometimes…

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Added by Jane Gay on February 22, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Myselfbelts > as scene on ABC Shark Tank

 Belts that are easy enough to do with one hand.  Think kids, teens, adults or even your aging parents. Check them out at…

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Added by Jane Gay on February 15, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

What does “a life in the community for everyone” look like?

Well in Iowa it looks like this:  Harding Middle School Takes Top Prize in "Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity Video Contest"

Harding Middle School (Cedar Rapids Community School District, IA) won the $1,000 1st Place Prize in the 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity Video Contest.  Their video “Breaking…

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Added by Jane Gay on February 9, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Adapted Yoga for Kids with Disabilities

From the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability: 

Yoga has become a popular and beneficial activity for all ages and for good reason. For kids with a disability, in particular, yoga can help them breathe deeper, concentrate longer, and increase their self- confidence. In this video   (http://www.nchpad.org/1270/5983/Kids~Adaptive~Yoga)   you can see how yoga can be adapted for kids of all abilities.…

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Added by Jane Gay on February 9, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

What is WIOA?

Work Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal law that helps youth and adults get employment training and support services. It also helps match employers with the workers they need. The goal of WIOA is for everyone, including those with disabilities, to have competitive and integrated community…

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Added by Lori Moore on February 8, 2017 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Do you have a car seat Houdini?

The Merritt Car seat buckle and chest clip Guard might be your answer. The buckle guard  prevents a child from pushing the release button. Using the chest clip with the seat buckle will stop most Houdinis.  You can find out more about it at http://www.merrittcarseat.com/escape-proof/ ; including…

Added by Jane Gay on February 1, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Monkey Door Lock

Funny name - I get it, but when you see it >> it does kind of look like a monkey.  It secures inside doors so children (and adults?) don't wander.  See video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opkrNSMDEE0.  You can purchase at Amazon and other…

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Added by Jane Gay on February 1, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

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