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ReaderPen

The C-Pen ReaderPen is a portable scanning pen with embedded technologies like character recognition (OCR) and text to speech (TTS). It offers functions such as:  text reader, dictionary scan to file, and recorder. C-Pen ReaderPen is designed with the dedicated purpose to improve understanding and learning. The Text Reader function assists with reading and pronunciation, […]

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My Feelings Game: Exploring Emotions

What scares your child?  What makes him or her happy, frustrated, or angry?  This inspirational game encourages you and your child to explore these emotions in fun, active, (and sometimes very silly) ways.  The game features seven basic feeling that players will first identify, then explore by drawing cards. As they play, children discover how […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness month. Assistive devices can help an individual with autism. Whether it is communication, daily routines, recreation or socialization, assistive technology may help individuals in many areas of life. Autism Speaks has a list of assistive devices that may be of interest for families looking into options: https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-library/assistive-technology. WVATS is able to […]

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PBS and Disability Resources

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is known for shows like Sesame Street. Did you know it also has a section of its website devoted to assistive technology and children with disabilities? On this site you can find information on child development, parenting, teaching strategies, tips for supporting your child and much, much more. Visit http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/learning-disabilities/strategies-for-learning-disabilities/assistive-technology/ […]

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Audio Description Training Retreats

Audio description trainings, created by Jan Vulgaropulos and Colleen Connor, are offered as a 4-night all-inclusive small group retreat in which students and teachers share meals and living space together. Each retreat includes 20 hours of formal teaching, training and practice. Colleen is a motivational speaker, an audio description editor, and the podcast host of […]

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My Feelings Game: Exploring Emotions

by Sensational Learners Ages: 4yrs and up What scares your child?  What makes him or her happy, frustrated, or angry?  This inspirational game encourages you and your child to explore these emotions in fun, active, (and sometimes very silly) ways.  The game features seven basic feeling that players will first identify, then explore by drawing […]

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2018 AgrAbility Virtual National Training Workshop (VNTW) is scheduled for January 23-25.

Join AgrAbility for six webinars (11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST) over the three-day period.  These webinars are free and open to anyone.  Topics of the webinars will cover various resources and assistive technology for the agricultural community.  Come join us as we continue to spread awareness about farm safety and accessibility. Past years webinars […]

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Articulation Station

Articulation Station is a full featured articulation application that was designed to  help children and  adults learn to speak and pronounce their sounds more clearly. Articulation Station was created by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and is the only articulation app offering practice at the word, sentence and story levels. This app provides engaging activities that help individuals practice […]

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“Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs”

Jon Stewart will host a live show on November 18th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on HBO. This benefit will include performances by comedians, in an effort to raise awareness and money for programs used by individuals with autism. The show will have appearances from individuals such as Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, […]

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ADAPTIVE ARCHERY CLINIC

The West Virginia Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America will be hosting an indoor adaptive archery clinic on July 7 beginning at 10 am at The Bow Shop located at 1 Northpointe Blvd., Clarksburg, WV. “The Bow Shop was very happy to host an event for the PVA in May and we are excited to welcome […]

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