North Dakota Talent Producing At Solutions

Assistive has entered into a partnership with the NDSU and UND schools of Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering to design assistive technology devices for our consumers, that aren’t available in the open market.  A senior design team at UND is currently working on a reacher/grabber that will meet the specific needs of a current ND high school consumer, whose physical disability warrants specialized features, that aren’t presently available.  Once…
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LIttle boy in a wheelchair with costume

Halloween Fun For Everyone!

Halloween is that one day of the year when we can be someone else and people rejoice and give us treats! But, Halloween costumes and activities can get a little “spooky” for individuals with disabilities.  Let’s make Halloween inclusive for children with disabilities, and build better communities where no one is left out. Halloween can be a scary time,…
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Meeting The Need In SD

Dallas and Mary Dietrich turned their tragedy into accessibility, for individuals with disabilities. In the winter of 1997, the Keystone, South Dakota couple was traveling with their son, daughter, and son-in-law on Interstate 90.  They were involved in an auto accident that killed the three children, cracked some of Mary’s ribs, and left Dallas with back and…
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C-reader Pen from the readerpen.com

IndePENdence

The C-Pen Exam Reader pen scanner is a great tool for individuals who comprehend more successfully when their exam questions are read to them. Students who have reading difficulties can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions. The pen can read the text in English, Spanish, French, German or Italian!  It is a portable scanning…
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App Wheel developed by Mark Coppin based on the Pedagogy wheel from by Allan Carrington, and modified by Cherie Pickering

The Wheel For The Apps Goes Round And Round….

There are many iPad apps out there for Autism, but how does one know which ones to investigate for the common learning characteristics of individuals on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)?  When looking for apps for students with ASD, it’s important to consider all educational apps, and not just those labeled as Autism apps, but the ASD…
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