Fall Happenings

It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to update everyone on what I’ve been doing, and what is coming up!  I am very excited to let you know that I have a new logo and website that has just been published in the last month.  Please take a look, and let me know…

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Implementing AT- do you have a plan?

I recently just finished two different AT evaluations for various school districts and very diverse learners.  One was a 6th-grade learner who used Alternative Communication (iPad with an app), and they weren’t using it much in school.  They were wondering if another tool may be better.  Another was a learner who was in middle school…

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What’s New in Assistive Technology?

The big Consumer Electronic show just wrapped up in Las Vegas, and I saw some posts about some of the upcoming products that may become available.  This led me to search for what is new in the world of Assistive Technology.  What tools are up-and-coming that can positively impact people with disabilities?   Anything new…

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

I wanted to reflect on my first year as an Independent businesswoman and look forward to my plans and goals for next year.  It has been a learning journey, challenging and rewarding, and indeed a reconfirmation of my passion- helping individuals and their teams incorporate Assistive Technology into their lives, so they can reach their…

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Smart Homes for Dummies

In the Eldertech Advisors group I am in, the focus this week was on Smart Home technology.  Smart Home technology can help so many people stay safe and independent, not just the aging.  But, is there a difference in what the Smart Home devices offer?  Google, Alexa, and Siri- all offer opportunities to create a…

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Medical Alert Systems: Questions to Ask

As many of you know, I am part of the ElderTech Advisory group, put together by Joan Green, Innovative Speech Therapy. https://innovativespeech.com/ This is a diverse group of specialists and the aged, all working together to share information and tips on how to teach and use technology.  An interesting question popped up recently, which set…

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Tools to make Halloween easier for all

Many children love Halloween- what’s not to love about dressing up in a costume, and getting treats just by saying “Trick or Treat”?  But for some children, it can uncomfortable- a big change in routine, different clothes against their skin, and just not being sure of what to say, or being unable to say it.…

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Early Inclusion Facilitator Certificate, and more!

It has been such a busy September, it’s hard to believe that it is over halfway done!  The presentation I did on “Building Your AT Toolkit for Independent Living”  with Parents Helping Parents went really well. I had great feedback, and I learned some things as well- my favorite kind of webinar!  I also have…

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Keeping Access Tools Available, Always

On the weekend of 9/11, I was again reminded of how important it is always to keep the accessibility tools out and available.  In particular, this post is about emergency evacuation stairchairs.   On 9/11, those tools saved at least one life, and the need to have them available was clearly shown (more information can…

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September Happenings

September is here already- hard to believe that summer is just about over, and Fall is upon us!  I took a look at my September calendar, and realized I did not let you know all the things I am doing.  So, first, let me highlight my (free!) on-line presentation I am doing with Parents Helping…

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