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Timercap

The TimerCap is a great way to help you manage your medications. The purpose of this device is to keep track of the time you last took your medication. The TimerCap can do this due to a built-in stopwatch with an automatic sensor that starts counting up the seconds, minutes, and hours since last opened. […]

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Photo Phone P 300 with amplification, light, and touch dialing, Ameriphone

The Photo Phone P-300 allows you to dial a number simply by pressing a picture. With its powerful, built-in amplifier and large, easy-to-see keypad, using the phone has never been easier. The P-300 has nine photo memory buttons and the adjustable amplifier makes calls up to 20 dB. The adjustable tone control makes similar sounding […]

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Social Stories

Social stories are a great way to help individuals on the Autism Spectrum develop a better understanding of various social interactions, situations, behaviors, skills, or concepts that they may encounter. This better understanding may help these individuals to know what to expect when those situations occur. Social Stories are usually short, simple, and individualized for […]

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My Bike, My Stroller, and My Voice programs in WV

Variety, the Children’s Charity of Pittsburgh, provides children with disabilities programs, experiences, and equipment. The program provides services to Pennsylvania and 12 West Virginia counties at this time. Variety focuses on mobility, communication, and social inclusion. Their goal is to give children opportunities to discover possibilities for their own lives and, above all, be a […]

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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