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March 2017 Blog Posts (7)

Freedom Wand

The FreedomWand® is a personal hygiene aid that helps people with limited range of motion or who have difficulty reaching while toileting, bathing, shaving, and applying ointment. The FreedomWand can assist people who struggle with spinal/back injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel,…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 29, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Meet "Julia" on Sesame Street

The longtime children's favorite will be introducing a new character "Julia" to the crew of colorful characters.  Along with her bright hair, Julia has Autism.  WIth Julia "in the neighborhood" Sesame Street is hoping to raise children's awareness and understanding of how Autism may effect some of their other friends.  Read the full story…

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Added by Lori Moore on March 22, 2017 at 11:26am — No Comments

Voice Banking with an Apple iPad

While this is written about ALS, it would also work to voice bank for any progressive disease  OR   to have a child’s voice for your child.

With some diseases progresses, like ALS, many lose the ability to speak.  While it is possible to use a variety of communication devices, losing your personal voice can be devastating.  A new strategy called “voice banking” allows people who know that their voices will deteriorate to preserve their own words and phrases electronically and…

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

Glow in the Dark Alphabet Pebbles - Great for your home or Sensory Rooms!

Tiny tots will see the alphabet a glow with this great idea - Glow in the Dark Alphabet pebbles. These are perfect for little hands to explore, play, sort and transport. Each pebble is engraved and painted with a letter, making them highly visual and…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 15, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

BeSpoke™ Voices for Millions Who Cannot Speak

VocaliD Launches First Personalized Digital Voices for Assistive Devices Company.

VocaliD, Inc., a speech technology company that creates personalized digital voices for those living with voicelessness, launched its online BeSpoke™ voice studio. 

 Founder and CEO Dr. Rupal Patel and her colleagues discovered that even a single vowel contains enough “vocal DNA” to seed the voice personalization process. The BeSpoke™ process…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 8, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

READ Across America and Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Remember "You are never too old or too wacky to read a book to a child!" Dr. Seuss

CLICK for a list of recommended reads 

Added by Lori Moore on March 2, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments

The Mother Hub and Her Smart Sensor Cookies This month's featured technology from NEAT's Smart Home is Mother & Her Cookies by Sense. This technology is defined as "The Universal Monitoring Solution"…

The Mother Hub and Her Smart Sensor Cookies

This month's featured technology from NEAT's Smart Home is Mother & Her Cookies by Sense. This technology is defined as "The Universal Monitoring Solution". The system consists of a hub, the "Mother", and 4 sensors known as "cookies".…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 1, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

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