Feb 26 2015

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Pedaling for Possibilities Needs You!

Pedaling for Possibilities (P4P) is IPAT’s annual indoor stationary bike event and fundraiser. Dollars raised during the event help people with disabilities in North Dakota and Moorhead, MN purchase assistive technology (AT) so they can return or remain at work, remain at home and independent, or succeed at school. Registration to participate as a bike …

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Feb 23 2015

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Safely Bathing Again with the Push of a Remote and P4P!

Getting in and out of the bathtub can be a huge safety issue and an impossibility for people with certain physical disabilities and illnesses.  In many situations, walk-in bathtubs such as this one from Home Depot, may be the first solution that comes to mind.  These may be the answer for some, but one has to consider the cost …

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Feb 20 2015

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New to the IEP World? Assistive Technology 101 for Parents Part II

 I field calls from parents all across North Dakota whose school-aged children with disabilities are receiving services under IDEA. They often have questions about what assistive technology (AT) is available to help their child, how the school assesses their child’s need for AT, and most often where and when their input is considered during the …

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Feb 17 2015

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Volunteers Wanted!

Pedaling for Possibilities (P4P) needs you! Contribute to P4P by volunteering! 2014 Kohl’s Cares volunteers.   Pedaling for Possibilities 2015 Volunteer Opportunities When: February 28th, 2015 from 1 pm – 5 pm Where: NDSU Wellness Center Volunteer Opportunities Available: Registration: Assists at the registration table by collecting team forms, collecting donations, and directing riders to their team bike. …

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Feb 13 2015

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Assistive Technology in the 64th Legislative Assembly of North Dakota

North Dakota’s 2015 legislative session is fast approaching cross-over, and members of the Senate and House have been actively engaged in hearings, and weighing in on numerous bills. The bill of most interest to assistive technology users across the state is SB 2289. In a nutshell, this bill is requesting funding for the purpose of supporting and …

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Feb 10 2015

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New to the IEP World? Assistive Technology 101 for Parents

It is never easy to adjust to new and unexpected things in our lives. Learning that your child has a disability, and will need special education services, can be one of those things. I would like to make the unexpected world of the IEP simpler for parents, by offering information specific to receiving AT devices and …

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Feb 05 2015

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Pedaling for Possibilities Prizes Are In!

Pedaling for Possibilities (P4P) top prizes have arrived at the IPAT office! If you like what you see, you can win these prizes by raising donations and riding on a P4P bike team. Learn more HERE. Top prize for most dollars raised by an individual A Surface Pro 3 Top prize for most dollars raised by …

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Feb 03 2015

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Computing Quickly and Accurately for the First Time!

Type….type….delete…delete…type…DELETE…type. This is what composing a simple email was like for Erik before he found out about computer adaptations that could help him.  He had been using a computer for years, however, lately due to aging, arthritis and the fact he has cerebral palsy,  accessing the computer became more of an exercise in futility. Erik …

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Jan 26 2015

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How to Create a Pedaling for Possibilities Team

If you are looking for a friendly physical competition for a good cause that your friends, family, or co-workers can participate in, Pedaling for Posibilities (P4P) is the answer! The event day includes lively music, an entertaining emcee, food, and of course – indoor cycling! Creating a team is easy, and there is no entry fee! …

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Jan 23 2015

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Hot Off the Press – IPAT’s Impact Report

It is with little fanfare but a healthy dose of pride that I offer the 2012-2014 IPAT Impact Report. Take a few minutes to page through what kept us busy, and the people of North Dakota connected to assistive technology devices and services. In our summary, you will discover who used our demonstration centers and what device …

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