Wonderopolis – Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease

Wonderopolis® is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways. Wonderopolis®, a website founded in 2010 by National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is a free way to

Google Maps added Wheelchair Accessible Locations

Google Maps just made life a little easier for wheelchair users looking for accessible locations. People with disabilities and those who use mobility aids can now click on various storefronts and other public places within the mobile app, and it will say whether the locations have accessible entrances. The information is listed under the “Amenities”

“For Those Who Serve” App Collection Provides Mobile Resources for Veterans and thier Families

In honor of Veterans Day, several VA mobile apps are featured this week in the Apple App Store. In the “For Those Who Serve” collection of resources, Veterans can find the latest military news, essential health and wellness information, and other valuable tools for everyday life. The highlighted VA apps are designed to help Veterans manage their

Assistive Technology Corner…How to Choose Meaningful Holiday Gifts for your Child with Special Needs

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As we approach the holidays, well-meaning family and friends will likely ask for gift suggestions for your child with special needs. This can be a tough question, but if you don’t make a specific request, your child may receive an inappropriate gift. Every year, our family approaches gift giving for our son by asking two

Student Develops Smartphone App for Early Autism Detection

Student develops smartphone app for early autism detection BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 11 (UPI) — An undergraduate student has developed a mobile method parents may be able to use to screen their children for early signs of autism spectrum disorder. Kun Woo Cho of the State University of New York at Buffalo partnered with investigators in a

Holiday Mental Health- Text Support

The National Library of Medicine has launched a MedlinePlus text messaging campaign on holiday mental health issues : Anxiety, Depression, and Stress. Users that sign-up for the campaign will receive 3 text messages per week through the holidays on mental health support, such as managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during the holiday

Implementing Wearable Technology at Schools Boosts Engagement, Motivation

Implementing Wearable Technology at Schools Boosts Engagement, Motivation These best practices from a New Jersey school for students with disabilities outline four ways wearable tech can head to the classroom. by Courtney Pepe Twitter Courtney Pepe is the proud Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction at A. Harry Moore of New Jersey City University. by Stephanie

What might help with learning? Communicating? Managing & Enjoying Life?

The Answer May be Assistive Technology (AT)! Assistive technology is the wording used to describe tools that help you in some way.  These technology tools can be simple or complex. They may take a lot of time and effort to learn or be quick and easy. For some individuals with disabilities an evaluation might be

AT and App Support for Executive Function: Middle School through Post-Secondary

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP and Stacy Driscoll, M.Ed, ATP In this webinar, Diana and Stacy demonstrate alternative ways to use AT to improve executive function and share apps that can assist adolescents in their journey towards academic achievement and independent living. Link to webinar

Living Independently with a Cognitive Disability: How Technology Can Help

Daniel K. Davies, Founder and President of AbleLink Technologies, Inc. Technology offers a world of opportunity for individuals with cognitive disabilities who are seeking to live independently. This presentation gives parents and professionals a greater awareness of the many ways person-centered technology can support the skills needed for independent living. Link to webinar