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This is the Spanish version of a resource that provides parents with three steps to start exploring and using appropriate assistive technology for their young child. Tips offered include finding professionals with assistive technology expertise, asking productive questions, and trying different assistive technology options. Also highlighted are the different assistive...

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Finding assistive technology that works with any of your students with more involved needs can be intimidating, and expensive. Communication devices can come with astronomical price tags. What’s more nerve-wrecking than hoping that you’ve selected the right technology for a child? What about a child who needs adaptive switches, or...

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Author Sharilynn Battaglia writes about what it was like to have to accept the fact that she is affected enough by her disease to have to apply for disability benefits because she can no longer work. She was granted disability in October of 2015. Here are some things she learned...

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Medicaid is the biggest health care program in the country. It’s an important part of the United States health care system. But a lot of the information out there about Medicaid and attempts to change it can be difficult to understand and navigate. That’s why ASAN is proud to announce...

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Computers for the Blind provides computer equipment, software and training to individuals who are blind and families of children with visual impairments. For only a minimal fee and a commitment to learning how to use the computer effectively, you can receive a computer including accessible software for your child who...

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A web page from Mobility Management that explains spina bifida (The latest CDC statistics say that 154,000 people in the United States are living with spina bifida, a total much higher than previously thought. ), how mobility and development are affected, possible assistive technology interventions, social emotional supports, and spina...

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The Tetra Society of North America is a non-profit organization in Vancouver that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities in North America (not just Canada). Over the years, Tetra volunteers have completed thousands of assistive device projects, ranging in complexity from a door-opener...

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Creating an optimal travel plan is not an easy task, particularly for people with mobility disabilities, for whom even simple trips, such as eating out in a restaurant, can be extremely difficult. Many of their travel plans need to be made days or even months in advance, including the route...

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If you have a physical disability, finding the right used vehicle is crucial — but it can also be challenging. You want to find the best value without having to make sacrifices when it comes to accessibility and safety. This guide has a light overview of helping you understand some...

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Parents of children and adults with special needs have their roles in “Life Planning” for their child. It’s a lifetime of various roles that have a direct effect on the daily and future quality of life of their children. As both a parent and a sibling of adults with special...

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