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December 2016 Blog Posts (8)

USB charger / power plug for power chairs.

Simply plug into your wheelchair charge port, connect a USB cable to your device, and charge or power your device. This works for nearly all USB devices, including Android phones and tablets, iphones, ipads, USB fans, USB lights, and more.

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Added by Jane Gay on December 28, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Meet Zumo

Meet Zumo, the "Smart Toy" turtle that is part of a new learning system by Zyrobotics. 

The Zumo Learning System combines Zumo with a 7 inch tablet and switch-accessible education based game apps to create an interactive instructional tool for K-3 students.  Apps that work with Zumo focus on Science,…

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Added by Jane Gay on December 21, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Share your opinion! Win a $50 Gift Card

PARTICIPATION IN A RESEARCH STUDY – BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

You are invited to participate in a research survey that will ask your opinions on how well your child’s IEP addresses the mental health needs of your child. You are eligible to participate if you have a child who has an IEP with a behavior or adaptive behavior goal and who struggles with mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit, or anger (these are…

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Added by Nicole Skaar on December 14, 2016 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Kathy Woods clothing for little people

Kathy Woods is an on-line women’s clothing company showcasing fashions expressly designed for adult Little People. They are passionate about providing beautiful and high quality ready-to-wear that is affordable, of exquisite taste and perfectly proportioned. They are confident in offering an impeccable fit for a variety of body types. Smart, chic and always relevant, the Kathy D. Woods collection embodies modern concepts for the empowered woman. To see more go to  …

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Added by Jane Gay on December 14, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Community Engagement Family Stories

Just making sure that you have all seen this story about a photography project through the Lucile Packard Foundation. It documents the strength of families with children who have disabilities or chronic medical conditions. The CNN link in the message below tells the story of the overall project, but this link, http://www.lpfch.org/cshcn/community-engagement/family-stories tells the stories of the families.  It’s…

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Added by Jane Gay on December 9, 2016 at 8:38am — No Comments

ditto

Smartphones can be both a blessing and a curse. Having nearly unlimited access to friends and family through calls, texts, emails, and social media can be an amazing thing. But sometimes it’s nice to drop off the grid without fear of missing something important.  OR decrease the distraction for someone with ADHD, other cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

Enter Ditto: a tiny wearable that works with your smartphone, allowing you to disconnect and receive only the notifications you…

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Added by Jane Gay on December 7, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

CTD Issues Digital Accessibility Toolkit

This might be something you want to share with your school or school district.

The Center of Technology and Disability issued a “Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know.”  Accessibility refers to ensuring materials, devices, digital tools and platforms are designed to provide equal educational opportunity for all students, as well as to accommodate the learning needs of students with different abilities.  Digital accessibility improves student learning,…

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Added by Jane Gay on December 5, 2016 at 9:12am — No Comments

Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids ToysRus catalog

In case you are still looking for gifts for the special child in your life >>>  this might give you some ideas.  ToysRus has published this catalog for many many years, so you may know about it already. But just in case you haven't, and that Elf on the Shelf is seeing good things at your house, go to http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=3261680

Added by Jane Gay on December 2, 2016 at 9:13am — No Comments

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