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The SAMi is a new device that lets parents monitor children with sleep issues while not having to be right in the room themselves. It’s an infrared device that is placed in the child’s bedroom and connected wirelessly to an iOS device, such as an iPod or iPhone. As the child sleeps, the SAMi records sounds and movements and sounds an alarm when unusual movement is detected. This lets the parent sleep knowing they will be alerted if and when they need to react to their child’s situation.

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Where will your kindergartner be in 12 years? Will they be prepared with the life skills they need to succeed?

Perkins eLearning and Paths to Common Core want to see this generation of kindergartners who are blind or multiply disabled be as ready as they can be when they transition to adulthood.

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A number of Boston hospitals and healthcare systems have teamed up to solve the puzzle of how to grow corneas good enough to replace those that no longer work. They had a breakthrough recently when they took something they learned from cancer research and applied it to their corneal work.

The result: corneas that can be grown using adult stem cells.

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Wouldn’t it be great if all you had to do to cure your child’s blindness was to give them some medicine? Medicine they would just have to swallow. That’s what researchers are working on for people with Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a congenital form of blindness.

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Believe it or not, one of the biggest reasons that medication used to halt the progression of glaucoma doesn’t work well is that people stop using it. Because it’s an eye drop, and because the drops can be irritating, people who could benefit by continued use of the medication usually stop after six months. So it stops working, and their glaucoma gets worse.

To combat this, two doctors teamed up and created a solution: a contact lens that dispenses the medicine continually and gradually.

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The Governor Morehead School is located in Raleigh, North Carolina; its mission is to “educate, advocate, and provide resources for all North Carolina students with visual impairment, their families, and the professionals who serve them.” They believe in educating the total student whether on campus, in satellite locations, or in their local school.

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WonderBaby T-shirt

We're in the clothing business!

WonderBaby.org is teaming up with Perkins Products to offer super cute WonderBaby t-shirts and onesies for your WonderBaby!

Are you ready to announce to the world all the wonders of your baby? Our shirts say "I'm a WonderBaby" in bright, bold colors. You can choose a onesie or t-shirt, pink or yellow and in sizes 6 months to 4T. Only $12.99 each!

 

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AFO Socks
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Have you ever tried to buy socks for AFOs? Yeah, it's not easy. Want AFO socks in pretty colors? Good luck!

For anyone wearing a medical device to support their feet or legs, these socks are for you. Designed by an orthotist, they are primarily cotton, sized for children and adults, and cost $4.50-$5.50 a pair. The knee high comes in seven colors in children’s sizes and three colors in teen sizes.

There’s a size chart on the site, and pictures of the socks and colors. Payment is through PayPal.

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