RE-vibe: Anti-distraction wristband

Staying on task has never been one of my strong suits.  (In fact, I’ve already started writing another blog, researched other topics, and replied to emails after starting this post.)  As a person with ADHD, staying on task is rare.  Personal deadlines and reminders have helped some, but my mind still wanders.  Naturally, when I […]

Ideas for Assistive Technology Holiday Shopping

The latest Assistive Technology Update podcast is now out, and in keeping with the holiday spirit it focuses on shopping ideas and available help. Click here to access the podcast. This is actually the second part of the sixth annual holiday assistive technology shopping episode. If you missed part one, you can access it by […]

Safe Toys and Gifts for the Holidays

Winter has come. The holiday season is upon us. As we brace for an impending invasion of family, friends and frosty temperatures — holiday shopping can be an escape everyone enjoys. Finding gifts for children with special needs around the holidays often begets high stress levels. Luckily, the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Children with […]

A BuZoo Story – Early Learning in a Touch-Free Way

“Cool!” said Emmanuel, an 11-year-old with autism. Emmanuel had recently finished playing the touch-free, interactive and fun learning app dubbed A BuZoo Story. A BuZoo Story is a touch-free mobile app designed to give children living with complex communication impairment related to autism and other developmental disorders an engaging, fun and interactive learning experience. Shailah […]

Smyle Mouse Lets Your Face Do the Talking

For those with physical impairments that make using a regular computer mouse difficult, or can’t use a voice-activated interface, there’s now a new option. Smyle Mouse allows you to control a PC without using your hands or voice. You do it all simply by using your head and face. This is a new tool that […]

Toys for Sensory Integration/Autism: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Children with Special Needs: Part 4

Our holiday gift guide wraps up today with suggestions for toys that are good for sensory integration and/or those with autism. There’s still 11 days left until Santa Claus comes to town, so if you haven’t finished your holiday shopping, here’s a great place to start. Parts 1-3 of the gift guide focused on auditory […]