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Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program!

Sliding and Rotating Shower Transfer Bench (AT4all # 171758 and 171757) Seats are able to swivel, rotate and slide. Arms are adjustable. One model has the ability to be mounted in the bathtub or shower.…

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Added by Kim Karwal on October 5, 2018 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Answering the Questions about Assistive Technology & Employment

What is Assistive Technology? How can it be a support for employment? Where do I start?

Answering these questions and many more questions about Assistive Technology (AT) is the focus of this unique training opportunity. This four-hour training will include the fundamentals of AT and Assessment, as well as provide a hands-on demonstration of over 25 devices that may support individuals with disabilities in their employment journey.

Participants will leave with…

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Added by Kim Karwal on September 26, 2018 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program

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…

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Added by Kim Karwal on September 20, 2018 at 10:14am — No Comments

Connecting with Friends

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…

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Added by Kim Karwal on September 12, 2018 at 11:13am — No Comments

Summer is ending!

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 …

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Added by Kim Karwal on September 5, 2018 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program!

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

SOLUTIONS: Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury

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…

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Added by Kim Karwal on August 8, 2018 at 2:01pm — 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).

Added by Kim Karwal on August 1, 2018 at 8:46am — No Comments

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

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…

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Added by Kim Karwal on July 25, 2018 at 11:03am — No Comments

CAMPING!

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.…

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Added by Kim Karwal on July 18, 2018 at 9:32am — No Comments

Pool Fun!

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.…

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Added by Kim Karwal on July 10, 2018 at 9:27am — No Comments

Noise Cancelling Headphones

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…

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Added by Kim Karwal on June 20, 2018 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange- check it out today!

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

New Recreational Devices!

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…

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Added by Kim Karwal on May 30, 2018 at 8:31am — No Comments

Fishing

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…

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Added by Kim Karwal on May 16, 2018 at 5:50am — No Comments

Walk for Independence

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:…

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Added by Kim Karwal on May 2, 2018 at 8:31am — No Comments

Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange- check it out today!

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).

Added by Kim Karwal on April 25, 2018 at 8:29am — No Comments

Where to start with AT?

The term Assistive Technology (AT) can sound incredibly complex but the actual AT can be something as simple as a post-it note. A post-it note is a specific example of a lower tech AT, whereas an iPad would be an example of a high tech AT. A few years back a booklet was created for Assistive Technology for Brain Injury. This booklet can be utilized for a variety of tasks, barriers, and devices – from low tech to high tech! You can check out this booklet that contains devices, resources, and…

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Added by Kim Karwal on April 18, 2018 at 8:15am — No Comments

It Might Be Spring!

Many individuals across the state are ready to get outside and prepare their gardens and planter boxes for summer. The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program may have some devices to support the accessibility of gardening and planting!

Long-Reach Hoe (AT4all # 161856) is a stainless steel hoe with a long handle. The grip of the handle is positioned at a 90 degree angle from the hoe, giving it an ergonomic grip. There is an optional wrist-support addition that…

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Added by Kim Karwal on April 11, 2018 at 9:12am — No Comments

Walk for Independence Save the Date

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:…

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Added by Kim Karwal on April 4, 2018 at 9:23am — No Comments

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