HandiWeights weighted gloves

What A “Handi Thing!”

If you or someone you know, experiences tremors during fine motor tasks, the HandWeight could “lend a hand.”  The HandiWeight weighted glove was created by HandiThings. This glove increases kinesthetic awareness during fine motor or self-help activities.  It provides proprioceptive input, increases sensory feedback, and can also be used for strengthening exercises. It assists in promoting a good…
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Picture of a little girl with Messy hands. "Julia Discovers Gelato"

Apple Apps To Help With Task Management

There are many useful apps out there to assist individuals with communication needs, developmental delays, those who are on the autism spectrum, and anyone who would benefit from a structured environment with visual schedules to increase independence and lower anxiety.  Here are some of my favorites…  Pictello Pictello is the perfect tool for visual storytelling…
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ND School For The Blind Foundation Announces Grant Program

The North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation has announced a grant program, especially designed to help meet the needs of students and adults with visual impairments.  Ten or more grants, each one ranging from $25 up to $500, will be awarded to Infants through Grade 12 students.  Two or more grants, each ranging from $25…
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Dollarbird App: Track And Forecast Your $

Dollarbird is a smart personal finance calendar with a lot to offer. It’s a money managment App for tracking and forecasting your money.  This App could be very useful for those just starting to manage their own finances.  It could help individuals with disabilities who are trying to become more independent with their finances.  It is…
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Couple “Gets By” In Their Home With A Little Help From Their IPAT Friends, And Others!

  One blessing of working at IPAT, is the opportunity it provides to build relationships with consumers across ND. I’ve recently come to know a Fargo couple, who remain in their own home after 70+ years of marriage!  They are a modest pair with no interest in the limelight, so I won’t speak of them…
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