Here's a simple idea that can make the ornaments on your Christmas tree more accessible while also bringing the family together for a fun holiday activity! We like to do this every year as part of our Christmas Eve tradition. Our tree is up and decorated with tactile ornaments from years past, but now it's time to create a few more to add to our collection!
Assistive Technology, or AT, covers a wide range of things designed to help someone with a disability navigate the world more easily. From wheelchair ramps to hearing aids to van modifications, there are plenty of things you may need but may not be able or know how to pay for. Dollars & Sense: Navigating the AT funding stream lists funding sources as well as guides you through the application process.
Stem cells probably win for the most stories in the news this year, however the new pill to treat LCA has my vote for most innovative. Of course the award for coolest invention hands down goes to 3D printing of retinal cells. I mean, who on earth would have thought that was even possible just a few years ago?
Read on for more innovations and breakthroughs in vision research....
"Nuestro bebé tiene sólo un año de edad, pero ya sabemos que será un lector de braille. ¿Hay algo que podamos hacer ahora a fin de prepararlo para la posterior lectura en braille?"
¡Se anima a los padres de los bebés videntes a leerles desde una edad muy temprana -algunos estudios incluso sugieren que leerle a su bebé en el útero puede ayudar a estimular la alfabetización!
Los lectores de Braille también necesitan exposición a materiales de lectura a una edad temprana, pero hay otras consideraciones especiales a tener en cuenta. Esto es lo que Ud. puede hacer ahora para ayudar a que su bebé tenga un buen comienzo ...
Having a child with epilepsy brings its own set of challenges for parents. They need to keep track of seizures, keep medication adjusted appropriately, and keep their child safe. And while most people think of seizures as being fairly obvious, they can also be silent and invisible to the people around them. They can even be life-threatening.
So at Boston Children’s Hospital, they’ve developed a device that tells when a seizure is happening. And it’s in the form of a sleek and attractive wristwatch.
Anyone who has ever fed small children will totally love this product: it’s a divided dish and table mat all in one piece. Made of silicone and available in a variety of bright colors (as well as the more neutral gray, for those who may want something nicer for the dining table), these cool mats suction right to the table and clean easily either in the dishwasher or the sink. No more dishes dashed to the floor, and food flung to the walls – these things won’t move until YOU decide it’s time.
I have twins, Maya and Layla who are both blind. They are 21 months old. They also have a slightly older, sighted sister who is almost 3. In TX we found a home day care for the girls and their care giver was amazing. She attended all of their therapies and was so involved. I am hoping to find a great place here for them in the Plymouth area. Thank you!
Big news from Babies with iPads. Babies with iPads has given away numerous iPads over the years to families in need with special needs kids. It's a wonderful program with no income verification required and a relatively simple application process.
My son Theo is nearly eight! Where do the years go? He is so full of curiosity and energy and just reaches out and grabs the world in so many ways. Inspiring, but can also be pretty exhausting for him... he does get very tired and stressed out with the pressure he puts on himself, too.
Anyway, I wanted to share a picture of Theo's Christmas cards to his classmates this year. He told me they had to be "feely" so we made these and I am pretty proud of him!