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It started with a single phone call. The caller was a grandmother looking for a pair of laceless shoes for her grandson, who was unable to tie his own. Unable to help, Zappos resolved to change that. As a result, the company launched the “Zappos Adaptive” line, featuring clothing and shoes designed for people ...


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Down Syndrome Awareness Month


  Posted on Oct 23, 2017 - 11:46am

October is also home to Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time to recognize the contributions that those born with Down syndrome have to offer! Just like everyone else, people with Down syndrome have strengths and talents that are unique to them, and this month we encourage others to help celebrate those abilities. What is...


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Freeing Joey Summers From "a Wordless World"


  Posted on Oct 3, 2016 - 1:08pm

Joey Summers, the recent winner of a prestigious award for exemplary Ohio special education students, enjoys using his augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device to tell jokes and charm his teacher and therapy team. But communication hasn’t always come easy for this bright young man. It took a caring pro...


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Giving James A Voice


  Posted on Sep 14, 2017 - 3:35pm

Earlier this year, we received a call from someone representing The Eric Fund; would we be interested in helping a young man receive a device? Of course we would. Overcoming Multiple Adversities At 14, James has endured more than any young boy should. He has undergone two open-heart surgeries and a bone marrow transplan...


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Updated to reflect the impact of Hurricane Irma They broke records, destroyed homes and devastated neighborhoods. Coming into Texas and Florida as Category 4 whirlwinds, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought unprecedented destruction to the city of Houston and surrounding areas and the entire state of Florida. All of us at P...


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International Angelman Day


  Posted on Feb 12, 2018 - 11:11am

International Angelman Day is February 15 It was inspired, he said, by a work of art: “Boy with a Puppet” (or “A Child With a Drawing”) by Giovanni Francesco Caroto. For English pediatrician Harry Angelman, the painting inspired his choice of the title, “Puppet Children,” to describe th...


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