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We are now on Facebook!!!

We are pleased to announce that we now have a Facebook page where you can find up to date information on our services as well as information about AT resources. Please like and share our page so that we are able to raise awareness of our services throughout the state and create an interactive platform where we can share and discuss our AT resources. Our Facebook address is https://www.facebook.com/wvats/

We hope to see you there!

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Run, Walk or Roll

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The CED is excited to be hosting it’s first all-inclusive fundraising event! The Run, Walk or Roll will be a fun event at the WVU Coliseum track that is sure to have something for everyone. This is a family event, strollers, wheelchairs and adapted bikes are welcome!

Events
5K Run – Runners will start at the WVU Coliseum Track and wind through the beautiful WVU Evansdale Campus. Race starts at 10:00 am.

Relay Track Event – This team fundraising event allows team members to walk or roll together or take turns around the WVU Track for one hour. Team members can collect donations ahead of time or get
pledges per lap. Event begins at 10:15 am.

1 Mile Fun Walk – The course will be four laps around the WVU Track. Groups are encouraged to participate. Event begins at 10:15 am.

Kid’s 100 Meter Dash – This free, event is for kids ages five and under. Event will begin at 10:30 am.

To register for the walk, visit http://cedwvu.org/about-ced/run-walk-or-roll

WVATS will have an information table with recreation themed AT at the event. Stop by and see us if you attend.

The WVATS staff has also formed a team to raise money for the cause. Money raised will go to expanding and broadening access to CED services throughout the state of West Virginia. If you would like to donate, please visit https://runsignup.com/wvats

 

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Broll Pro

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The Broll Pro can help relieve back strain. This tool allows a 7 or 70 year old to pull around a 60lb 5 gallon bucket with ease. The Broll Pro is part dolly, part wheelbarrow, and all portable workstation. It’s the first modular transport device specifically designed to move those heavy 5-gallon buckets and whatever you can put in them over rough terrain with the greatest of ease. It only weighs 10 lbs but is capable of carrying 70 lbs of liquid, paint, soil, concrete, feed, sand or gravel which can be moved in a 5 gallon bucket over rough terrain staying level without spilling the contents. When it’s time to empty the goods, the Broll allows you to tilt and pour without removing the bucket. Broll’s never-flat 14-inch wheels allow for easy maneuvering over rough terrain.

The Broll Pro is available for loan in our loan library and is item #187792.

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Tech Tuesday – Bluetooth/MP3 Audio Center

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The Bluetooth/MP3 Audio Center is equipped with five easy-touch switches that turn on/off, track forward/back, play/pause, and control volume and change the mode. It contains everything you need to enjoy your music and operate other Bluetooth enabled devices. This is great for providing independence and teaching cause and effect. It offers premium quality audio with super bass and 3W speaker output as well as a microphone for receiving phone calls. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 hours and charges via USB (cord included).

It is available for loan in our loan library and is item #187360.

 

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Check it out! – New Items in the WVATS Virtual Loan Library

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We are excited to announce that WVATS has been adding a variety of new assistive technology to our loan library. Please visit the virtual loan library at http://vll.cedwvu.org/ to see what new items are now available for loan.

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U-Step II Walking Stabilizer

The U-Step Walking Stabilizer is a unique and exceptionally well designed rollator created to increase independence and allow users with mobility restrictions to safely and securely navigate their environments. This deluxe walker was specially developed for the unique needs of those with various neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Ataxia, stroke, PSP and other movement disorders.

This item is available for loan and is #134149.

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Rectractable Pincer Switch

The Rectractable Pincer Switch can be used to help practice fine motor gripping skills. When you pull the cord with a pincer grip, you are rewarded with a glitter dome that lights up, plays music and vibrates gently. There are three buttons on the back– for light and vibration — so you can choose the combination of rewards you want. The Rectractable Pincer Switch comes with five different pincer grips: a 2 1/2″ plastic textured ring, a T-handle, a small metal 1 1/4″ ring, a 1/2″ yellow round grip and a flat grip.

This item is available for loan and is #131888.

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Language Cards “Go Together” (Game, vocabulary)

For easy recognition, each language card features a clearly presented, full color photo of an object familiar to young children.  Using Go-Togethers language cards will help children develop reasoning skills, increase vocabulary, and promote language development.

Activity Guide and suggested games are included, as well as 40 photo cards 5″x6″ (20 pairs of Go-Togethers)

This item is available for loan and is item #180895.

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Adaptive Feeding Items

Inner lip dish #180453

Unique inside edge design is the efficient solution to preventing food from accidentley spilling or falling off your plate. Durable, textured bottom surface prevents food from sliding too much around in the plate.

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Nosey Glass II- #180452

Translucent plastic glass has a textured grip surface and a special cut-out for the nose area to allow for easy drinking without having to tilt the head

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Flexible youth spoon #180451

Versatile utensil can be angled or positioned in a variety of directions. Bend utensils for a customized fit. Handle is made of closed cell foam and is 1″ in diameter.

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Child’s feeding spoon #180449

Double-ended design, these spoons are ideal for starting solid foods. Durable ABS plastic with rounded edges for added safety.

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Edushape Sensory Balls, 4 Inch, Solid Colors, 4 Ball Set

Edushape 4″ sensory balls are perfect for developing tactile senses and gross motor skills. The nubby texture of these colorful balls provides tremendous sensory and dexterity-building play. You can squeeze, roll, throw, kick and see through these textured play balls. The sensory ball improves hand-eye coordination and can be used to improve socialization skills when enjoyed in group play.

This item  is available for loan and is #184466.

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