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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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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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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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Celebrating International Wheelchair Day


  Posted on Mar 1, 2018 - 1:37pm

First launched ten years ago, International Wheelchair Day is an annual day of events and activities for wheelchair users to celebrate the impact their wheelchair has had on their lives. According to British blogger Steve Wilkinson, aka “WheelchairSteve,” who founded International Wheelchair Day, the purpose of...


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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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Brave New Worlds


  Posted on Apr 25, 2017 - 2:01pm

Virtual reality. Once, it was the stuff of science fiction and fantasy, conjuring up fantastic worlds and possibilities. Fast forward to today, and virtual reality is no longer a futuristic idea – it’s here and now. Although still in its infancy, virtual reality is rapidly becoming not just a tool for gamers ...


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