Free rides for children with disabilities to commemorate World Duchenne Awareness Day

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a “genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.”  It affects 1 in 3,500 newborn boys, and in rare cases can even affect girls.  September is Duchenne Action Month, and this Thursday, September 7th, is World Duchenne Awareness Day. To commemorate Duchenne Awareness Day, Metaverse Entertainment is offering free […]

One, Two, Tie My Shoe

Learning to tie shoes is no easy task for children.  It is especially difficult for those with autism because they learn a little differently.  One, Two, Tie My Shoe offers a kit with colorful split rings to help children of all abilities learn to tie their shoes! What is the importance of teaching your child how […]

AT Specialists: 8 Picks from 2016

Last week, I wrote about 2016’s most read posts on different assistive technologies.  For this week’s post, I asked for feedback from our assistive technology specialists about what they enjoyed learning more about or working with this past year. In case you didn’t know, there are two parts of our Assistive Technology Department: the INDATA Project and clinical services. […]

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 […]