It All Starts With a Dream: Spotlight on Laura Medcalf

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications “I want to be a Disney Princess.” Right away I knew Laura Medcalf and I were kindred spirits. Not only do we share a love for Disney but our favorite Disney Princess as well — Ariel. Like Ariel, Laura is strong-willed, independent and courageous. She has learned to do […]

Autism Awareness Grows, Support Needs to Follow

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications Autism continues to make headlines almost on a daily basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that one in 68 American children is identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates of one in 88 […]

#MoveInMay: Everyone Needs to Move for National Physical Fitness Month

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. It’s a great time to get moving and get committed to living a healthier and more active lifestyle! From the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN), according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)’s Physical Activity […]

Autism AT: no need to be high-tech or expensive

Assistive technology for people living with a disorder on the autism spectrum does not have to be expensive or incredibly complicated to operate. Often times, simple practices that begin in childhood can be carried over into adulthood. Organization, self help, social interaction and academic skills are a few of the areas where the right assistive […]

Gizmo’s Freeware:List of Free Online Audio Books

In a previous post, we featured a program from the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library that allows library card holders to download and listen to audio books. This program is similar to the traditional library loan process, in that the books have to be returned within a specified amount of time. For individuals who want […]

The Work We Do: The Assistive Technology Department at Easter Seals Crossroads

The Assistive Technology Department at Easter Seals Crossroads provides people with disabilities the appropriate equipment they need to make their lives easier. Whether it is computer software, screen readers, Braille machines, or wheelchairs, we strive to ensure that all who come to us are adequately helped. The INDATA Project is an entity of the Assistive […]

Technology Provides a Foundation for “Unclipped Wings”: A Guest Blog by Author/Advocate Ramona Harvey

For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to let me introduce myself. My name is Ramona Harvey. I am the founder of onecandream.com, an author, and a disability advocate. I was also born with cerebral palsy. Easter Seals has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. […]