Easter Seals Crossroads: What we do and how you can help!

Easter Seals Crossroads is dedicated to serving our community in a myriad of ways.  Please take a few moments to view the following video demonstrating all the amazing things we do every day! Overview of Easter Seals Crossroads: Easter Seals Crossroads responds to the many adults and children with disabilities, special needs and challenges who […]

uChoose helps children be prepared for everyday situations

InteractAble was developed in 2012 by Allison D’Eugenio and Jane Rapaport, who has been a special needs educator for more than two decades.  Throughout her years working with students with special needs, Rapaport noticed there wasn’t a “truly effective way of helping students internalize social skills lessons.”  Thus, Rapaport and D’Eugenio launched InteractAble and soon released […]

8 Toys for Auditory Development–2015 Holiday gift guide for children with special needs: Part 1

This morning I awoke to sparkling frost covering blades of grass and my van’s windows.  Though I am not at all ready for the cold (nor will I ever be!), the feeling of Jack Frost nipping at my nose always makes me grin from ear to ear because I know the holiday season will soon be here! […]

Claria Zoom app for Android

Individuals who have macular degeneration, glaucoma, etc., commonly experience low vision.  Smartphones offer a myriad of benefits to their users, but individuals with visual impairments may be limited to its functions.  Claria Zoom is an award-winning app making these smartphones more accessible and easier-to-read for individuals with low vision. Claria Zoom is an Android app with a large character […]

STEM Storiez: Switch-accessible ebooks!

Zyrobotics is a company dedicated to developing several accessible technologies focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  Their products include math and educational games, smart toys and switch interfaces.  One of the apps in the STEM series is STEM Storiez, a switch-accessible e-book featuring a lovable smart toy named Zumo.  The company states that […]

7 Google extensions & apps for learning disabilities

Several students with learning disabilities are able to complete their work along with their peers, the only difference is they may need tools to help them complete certain tasks.  In several posts, I’ve written about different smartphone and tablet apps that may benefit these students.  However, completing studious tasks (e.g. word processing, reading, etc.) tends to be easier […]