Independent Living

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While it might make things more challenging, a disability shouldn’t stand in the way of getting a college degree. These days, it’s easier than ever for special needs students to find the help they need, as more and more institutions work to understand their disabilities. This article lists some of...

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As film critic Roger Ebert, whose jaw was removed to treat cancer, wrote in 2009 about how frustrating it was to use the standard AAC device generic voice: “I sound like Robby the Robot. Eloquence and intonation are impossible.” He was tired of being ignored in conversations or coming across...

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As technology advances, the problem nowadays has been shifted to the improvement and measurement of the quality of life of each individual even when he/she is facing disability conditions. AT can be effectively used as a mean to improve the independent living of a person facing physical limitations and thus,...

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A convenience for some, new technology connecting a range of devices and appliances in smart homes is changing the lives of people who have disabilities. Todd Stabelfeldt is a complete quadriplegic who uses tech like Apple's HomeKit and Switch Control to run a business, help around the house - and...

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Getting ready to attend college is daunting for every student and their family. It is like preparing to travel to a new place you’ve never been before. This webinar with Alice Wershing will focus on the differences between available accommodations in Higher education versus those offered in K-12 settings via...

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This collection of resources offers steps for families to take with their teens and young adults to get them involved in the process of exploring assistive technology and then putting that technology to use. When youth take an active role in choosing their own AT tools, they are more likely...

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This webinar will focus on the differences between available accommodations in Higher education versus those offered in K-12 settings via IEP ‘s or 504 plans. With this PowerPoint as a supplement to this webinar, learn what types of documentation is required, what to ask when exploring colleges and how to...

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Many free and low-cost mobile apps are available to support transition-age youth with disabilities as they embark on their journey towards post-secondary education, job training, employment, and independent living. This PACER Center guide lists mobile apps that have been reviewed by parents and professionals and found to be useful and...

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From the Argus 2 bionic eye to the Brainport device that helps a user receive directions via their tongue, this article provides opportunities to learn about interesting new products and ideas for assistive technology for those with visual impairments. Read the article here: ...

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It can be difficult to socialize and make friends for many children with autism. Often that's because reading body language and others' emotions doesn't always come easily. Many of us seem to learn these social skills naturally, but maybe there's also a way to teach them. The Psychology Lab at...

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