Have you ever been told (or told your child) to stop fidgeting or wiggling in a chair and sit still?  With the Vidget System, children don’t have to!  As I’ve stated in posts before, “Being able to fidget in a classroom improves focus, inspires creativity, and promotes calmness.”  The Vidget further inspires children to move naturally […]

Letters with a Deeper Meaning

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing ATP. Assistive Technology Professional. This certification is more than just three letters after your name. Just like all educational degrees, licensures, certifications and awards, ATP means something — not just to the person who receives it, but to consumers with disabilities and the assistive technology community. And like most credentials, […]

Reveal: Empowered Care for Autism

There are so many wearables already, with even more coming to the market.  The Reveal wearable is one such product and is estimated to begin shipping in May 2017.  The wearable is designed to measure and track anxiety to help you better understand behavior and prevent future meltdowns.  It was developed for individuals with autism, but it can […]

Special iApps: 6 Cause and Effect Apps

Beverley and Colin Dean founded Special iApps more than 5 years ago.  They founded the nonprofit social enterprise because they couldn’t find any apps to teach their son, William, who has Down syndrome.  “We found that most apps had too much going on in the background, weren’t configurable or easily personalized, and didn’t cater for […]

Colorino Color Identifier – Light Detector

For individuals who are blind or colorblind, different tasks such as matching clothes, determining the ripeness of fruits and veggies, etc. have proven to be rather difficult.  Colorino Color Identifier-Light Detector is a pocket-sized 2-in-1 unit that not only identifies colors but also detects the presence of light. The Colorino can discern and clearly announce up […]