Fashion Moves Forward with Adaptive Clothing

Inclusive. It’s a term found everywhere in the major headlines. From an inclusive education strategy to an inclusive economy, it’s a word inviting all to participate — no exclusions, no exceptions. But there’s one place you don’t really see the word: the mainstream fashion industry. Or if you do see it, it is about a […]

Best Apps to Ease Your Mind

We’re continuing our focus on assistive technology and tools to help increase your attention and concentration. This time we are shifting to apps available on iOS and Android devices. With social media and texting so ubiquitous, it can be hard to get away from distraction when the world is at your fingertips. However, you can […]

TeachTown – Exceptional Solutions for Exceptional Students

A handful of my colleagues recently went to Orlando, Florida for the annual ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) conference.  The ATIA conference is “the world’s most extensive assistive technology conference showcasing international excellence in the field.”  I always love hearing all about the conference and the myriad of products and services available for individuals with […]

5 Time Management Tools for Special Needs

Visual timers can play an essential role in the lives of many individuals with special needs.  They can make stressful transition periods easier, reduce resistance to routines, help manage a class or therapy session, and more for individuals with autism, ADHD, or other special needs.  Keep on reading to learn about the benefits of visual […]

Exploring Emotions: Social Tools and the Autism Spectrum

Every year, INDATA hosts four full-day training sessions that take people from all walks of life inside the intricate, ever-expanding world of assistive technology. “These training days open the door to all kinds of important discussions and discoveries,” said Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads. This year’s slate of sessions concluded at […]

Calming Hugs Stylish Sensory Solutions

I haven’t written about weighted products for quite some time, so I’d like to revisit the topic in today’s post.  Weighted products provide deep touch pressure sensations through the user’s nervous system.  They benefit individuals with autism, ADHD, sensory issues, anxiety, and so much more.  Calming Hugs is a company offering many weighted sensory solutions that […]