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Door Knob Turner

Great Grips make opening doors an easy task! Great Grips are made of a soft, latex-free material and are designed so anyone can turn a doorknob with a finger, elbow or closed fist. Glow-in-the-Dark options make it easier to find the door at night or in an emergency. Round doorknobs can be difficult and painful […]

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Isokentic Adjustable Exercise Ball Cha

Our Adjustable Back Exercise Ball Office Chair is made of reinforced, heavy duty plastic in a solid black color with a smooth finish and a black metal ball holder that looks good at home or in an office. It includes an Isokinetics Inc. brand 52cm exercise ball that we offer you in a choice of colors […]

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Z Band

The Z Band is a silent alarm wristband that vibrates to give you a gentle awakening without disturbing those near you. You set your alarm using your android or windows device which communicates with the Z Band. The Z Band is available for loan on the WVATS Virtual Loan Library and is item #131525.

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Holiday Tips

Christmas shopping is unnerving. Try doing gift giving through online shopping. When shopping online, check that deliveries will be brought in for you if you are unable to do so yourself. If you have to do in person, pick the slow times of the store.   Shopping at off-peak times, such as during the day in […]

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Aacorn AAC App

Aacorn is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app. It is designed to help children with non-verbal autism, speech and expressive language disorders to communicate. The app uses a visual word tree format to make it easier to build clear flowing sentences. Aacorn adapts to the child’s communication style, and uses word prediction to present […]

Pathways to Funding AT Workshop in October 2016

Partnerships in Assistive TecHnologieS (PATHS) plans to present the workshop “Pathways to Funding” in Morgantown, WV this fall. The workshop will address ideas for finding funding to pay for assistive technology devices as well as information about what to do if you are denied funding. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9 […]

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Dressing Aids for Compression Socks

Some people wear compression socks or hosiery, which fit more snuggly than traditional socks or hosiery. People wear them for a variety of reasons, such as helping improve blood flow, relieving symptoms caused by varicose veins, skin ulcers or deep vein thrombosis. Check with your doctor first to figure out whether compression garments are right […]

PATHS Assistive Technology (AT) Fall 2016 Grant Deadline

PATHS, the Partnerships in Assistive TecHnologieS, is a nonprofit group dedicated to increasing awareness about and access to assistive technology (AT). PATHS is accepting applications for its fall AT grant cycle until October 1, 2016. Assistive technology (AT) is any device that can help you perform tasks related to work, education, community participation, recreation or […]

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LEND Teens with Autism Support Group

Being a teenager isn’t easy. It can be hard to handle social pressures and make friends. For teens with higher functioning autism, maintaining friendships and making social connections can be even harder. To help cope with these issues, there is a support group for teens with high functioning autism or Asperger’s in the Morgantown area. […]

Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive Clothing for Children

Tommy Hilfiger has collaborated with the nonprofit Runway of Dreams to create an adaptive clothing line for children. This clothing line is comprised of 22 items with adaptive features, such as velcro, magnets, and other modifications. Items for both boys and girls are available. To view the clothing line, visit Contributor: Brittany Valdez

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