From Workplace to Showcase

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It started out as a working lab, showing off assistive technology categorized by disability — for those individuals who are blind or vision-impaired; Deaf or Hard of Hearing; have mobility challenges; or learning or cognition challenges. Now, as the reality of the AT world is changing, the INDATA Project at […]

Sensory Issues in Autism

The soothing sensation of fine sand between our toes.  The breath of a warm, gentle breeze on our faces.  The comfort of a loved one’s embrace.  For the majority, these examples of touch take us to an unparalleled state of bliss.  But for children with sensory issues, such as those on the autism spectrum, these […]

4 Weighted Wearables for Sensory Integration

Children and adults with autism, as well as those with other developmental or neurological disorders, are often hyperactive, easily distracted and lack concentration.  To help alleviate some of these symptoms, many may go through intense behavioral and/or occupational therapy, and are often put on a myriad of medications.  However, some of these treatments prove unsuccessful, as they may overlook the potential catalyst: […]

Seat Belt Buckle Guard

Several children who have emotional and cognitive disabilities often release the seat belt while the vehicle is in motion.  This is dangerous for everyone involved, as the child is not secured and oftentimes the driver will get distracted trying to get the child secured.  The Seat Belt Buckle Guard is designed to eliminate these dangers. The […]

Flexible Utensils

For many individuals with special needs, performing fine motor tasks such as writing or feeding oneself proves to be quite the challenge.  While there are many products available to help said individuals accomplish these tasks, the Flexible Utensils appear to be more… well, flexible. Pediatric Flexible Utensils, $19.95 The Flexible Utensils are available in three different […]

TATTS: Taking Autism to the Sky

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  Nope!  It’s a drone flying above, sure to make your child’s day!  Assistive technology can be as portable as a smartphone or as unwieldy as a wheelchair desk.  And now assistive technology may be found soaring through the mighty sky!  In the spring of 2013, “Taking Autism to the Sky,” otherwise referred to […]