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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. Communication Disorder? We Have Resources for YOU! — April 14, 2014
  2. Reading Again, Thanks ND Lions! — March 27, 2014
  3. Hang-up Already! — March 8, 2014
  4. 2014 Race Day Recap! — February 20, 2014
  5. Cheers to You! Finding the Right Drinking Aid — January 27, 2014

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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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Mar 08 2014

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Hang-up Already!

I have received a rash of calls lately from frantic family members. What is making them frantic? It is their parents, who after placing or answering a phone call, forget to hang-up their phone, or place it in the cradle incorrectly. Why is this frenzy producing? Because many of these same parents are elderly, living …

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Feb 20 2014

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2014 Race Day Recap!

What a time we had! February 8th found IPAT staff, community volunteers, bike teams and individual riders coming together for fun, competition and fund-raising at the North Dakota State University Wellness Center. It was all happening for our 4th annual Pedaling for Possibilities stationary bike race, which raised $24,175 for the purchase of assistive technology …

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Jan 27 2014

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Cheers to You! Finding the Right Drinking Aid

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The practice of staying hydrated is a key to good health. We know that water is a vital nutrient for humans, and unlike camels we are not able to store it. Therefore, it is critical for us to replenish our supply every day to maintain blood pressure, think clearly, eliminate waste, prevent infections and regulate body temperature. …

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Jan 16 2014

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Bike Team Dollars Making a Difference

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With less than a month to go, it is time to gear up for Pedaling for Possibilities (P4P)! For those of you who already belong to a P4P bike team, thank you! Remember, now is the time to connect with your team captain and begin raising those dollars. The more you raise the greater your …

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Jan 02 2014

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Funding AT for Toddlers

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Assistive technology (AT) solutions for children with disabilities under the age of 3 are opportunity makers! They provide a means for children to explore and interact with their world which promotes their intellectual and social growth. AT devices can range from simple adapted toys to iPads with developmentally appropriate apps. Do you know that for children …

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Dec 16 2013

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Way Cool IPAT Donation!

The people of North Dakota have come through for each other yet again! IPAT would like to thank the Grand Forks County Courthouse employees who donated to Jeans Day, and awarded $500 to IPAT. Your generosity helped purchase AT devices that made a BIG difference in promoting the independence and safety of seniors experiencing disability. …

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Dec 03 2013

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Disabled Veterans AT Funding Sources

November is the time to reflect upon and thank those that have served in the United States armed forces. IPAT would like to show our appreciation by identifying assistive technology or adaptive equipment sources that specifically help Veterans who became disabled as a result of military service. The Specially Adapted Housing Program offers grants to assist Veterans with …

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Nov 12 2013

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Motion Activated Light Saves the Day!

I received a call from an anxious daughter. She had two fears: 1) her mother would burn the house down; 2) her mother would fall off the ladder in the garage and seriously injure herself. After listening to the details surrounding her fears, I realized they were related, and best of all, I had an …

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