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Peggy Shireley

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Name: Peggy Shireley
Date registered: December 11, 2012
URL: http://www.ndipat.org

Latest posts

  1. ND Autism Voucher = Funding for Assistive Technology Devices — August 25, 2014
  2. Reading and Writing Difficulties? There’s an App for That! — July 31, 2014
  3. Be Ready to Remain at Home – IPAT Can Help! — July 7, 2014
  4. Needed: YOU! — June 18, 2014
  5. ND Medicaid Waiver Program Funds AT — June 5, 2014

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Aug 25 2014

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ND Autism Voucher = Funding for Assistive Technology Devices

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If you have a child that has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and is between three and 17 years old, the North Dakota Department of Human Services has a new program available. It is the Autism Services Voucher Program, and it can be used to help pay for assistive technology, training and other approved support services …

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Jul 31 2014

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Reading and Writing Difficulties? There’s an App for That!

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The world is changing, and for individuals with specific learning disabilities (SLD) who have trouble reading and writing, that is a good thing! The change is the explosion of mobile devices and the thousands of apps available for them. According to the American Psychiatric Association, in the United States school-aged population, 4% of students are affected by a …

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Jul 07 2014

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Be Ready to Remain at Home – IPAT Can Help!

Front door and stop of a home

The word is out, Americans want to remain in their own home, surrounded by familiar people and belongings as they age. They want to stay in the neighborhood they know, surrounded by neighbors they trust. What’s more, the demands of being actively engaged in every-day home related tasks may actually serve to maintain independence and …

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Jun 18 2014

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Needed: YOU!

CAC App

If you are a user of assistive technology or have a family member that is, read on! IPAT is looking for AT users or their family members to serve on our Consumer Advisory Council (CAC). The purpose of the CAC is to provide consumer-responsive, consumer-driven advice to IPAT for the planning, implementation and evaluation of activities provided …

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Jun 05 2014

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ND Medicaid Waiver Program Funds AT

Environmental Modifications

Did you know that the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program in North Dakota permits the state to furnish an array of services to help beneficiaries live in the community? It does, and is approved under authority of §1915(c) of the Social Security Act, and is known as the Traditional IID/DD Home and Community Based Services …

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May 21 2014

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ASL Your Primary Language? Expand Communication Partners Using these Apps

I would like to share the results of a consultation IPAT recently provided that opened some new communication avenues for an individual whose primary language is American Sign Language (ASL). The young woman we served has had a significant hearing loss since birth, and is preparing to graduate from high school. Her mother asked to meet …

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Apr 28 2014

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Vision and Hearing Losses – Want to Use the Phone? No Problem!

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If you are experiencing a loss of both vision and hearing IPAT can help you find, and if eligible, provide the equipment that works for your unique telecommunication needs. We were certified in July of 2012 by the Federal Communications Commission to provide specialized equipment through the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program, iCanConnect. The goal of this …

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Apr 24 2014

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Phone Option when Speaking is Difficult: Type and Listen

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A woman recently called IPAT to talk about getting a different phone due to a permanent, age related change in her ability to speak clearly. She stated that when speaking face-to-face she manages fairly well, but using the phone is a real struggle. She wondered if there was a phone that would let her type …

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Apr 14 2014

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Communication Disorder? We Have Resources for YOU!

Late one Friday afternoon a gentleman dropped into the Bismarck Demonstration Center. He came to ask about communication options for his wife. She was recovering from a stroke, and was having trouble speaking. Sadly, communication changes after a stroke are common, and they can cause mild, moderate or severe communication problems. A friend suggested he visit IPAT to …

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Mar 27 2014

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Reading Again, Thanks ND Lions!

In July of 2010, Lions Club International approved a Video Magnifier Program to be run by the Lions of North Dakota.  This program is giving state residents over the age of 18 a chance to read again. It is specifically designed to help those with a vision loss that significantly impairs their ability to read, but who …

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