Exploring Emotions: Social Tools and the Autism Spectrum

Every year, INDATA hosts four full-day training sessions that take people from all walks of life inside the intricate, ever-expanding world of assistive technology. “These training days open the door to all kinds of important discussions and discoveries,” said Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads. This year’s slate of sessions concluded at […]

Calming Hugs Stylish Sensory Solutions

I haven’t written about weighted products for quite some time, so I’d like to revisit the topic in today’s post.  Weighted products provide deep touch pressure sensations through the user’s nervous system.  They benefit individuals with autism, ADHD, sensory issues, anxiety, and so much more.  Calming Hugs is a company offering many weighted sensory solutions that […]

Myself Belts : One-handed belts

I’ve been really inspired by my posts covering items that encourage children to dress independently.  Most recently, I’ve discussed the One, Two, Tie My Shoe Kit as well as EZ Sox.  Now I’d like to discuss Myself Belts, which is an item that fosters independence in children and adults alike! Myself Belts “is the easiest belt on […]

Myo Gesture Control Armband

Imagine being able to control your phone, computer, and so much more entirely touch-free.  Now with the Myo Gesture Control Armband, you can!  The Myo armband reads the muscle activity in the wearer’s forearm and gives them touch-free control of technology using only hand gestures and motion. The Myo armband’s intuitive technology detects six distinct […]

7 Apps to Help Calm Individuals with Autism, Anxiety, Other Special Needs

Helping individuals with autism and anxiety calm down is no easy feat.  While weighted products and multi-sensory rooms may help encourage relaxation, they’re not always available.  One of the greatest benefits of smart devices is their portability; this makes them available whenever wherever!  If you’re looking for calming apps to have at the ready – […]

DenTrust 3-Sided Toothbrush

Getting a child with autism or other special needs to brush their teeth is often a battle.  A little while ago, I wrote about the Z-Brush Sensory Toothbrush, a toothbrush for individuals with sensory sensitivities.  The DenTrust 3-Sided Toothbrush is another solution for those with oral sensitivities.  Its unique 3-sided design allows for easier, quicker access to […]