Halloween is that one day of the year when we can be someone else and people rejoice and give us treats! But, Halloween costumes and activities can get a little “spooky” for individuals with disabilities.  Let’s make Halloween inclusive for children with disabilities, and build better communities where no one is left out. Halloween can be a scary time,…

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NDAssistive has entered into a partnership with the NDSU and UND schools of Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering to design assistive technology devices for our consumers, that aren’t available in the open market.  A senior design team at UND is currently working on a reacher/grabber that will meet the specific needs of a current ND high school consumer, whose…

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Collin Clarke from Evansville, Indiana, weighed 201 pounds, with 37% body fat in May, 2015.  He was 22 years old, and working behind the front desk at Bob’s Gym. It was about this time when Collin looked inside the gym’s multi-purpose studio and saw personal trainer Glenn Ubelhor going through his body-building posing routine in…

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Dallas and Mary Dietrich turned their tragedy into accessibility, for individuals with disabilities. In the winter of 1997, the Keystone, South Dakota couple was traveling with their son, daughter, and son-in-law on Interstate 90.  They were involved in an auto accident that killed the three children, cracked some of Mary’s ribs, and left Dallas with back…

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The RiJe Cup is an adjustable drinking cup designed for better hydration and more independence. It dispenses fluids one sip at a time for those who suffer from swallowing disorder (dysphagia), limited head and neck movement, tremor, poor coordination, and grasping difficulties, or those who are at risk of liquid aspiration.  It is easy to assemble…

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The C-Pen Exam Reader pen scanner is a great tool for individuals who comprehend more successfully when their exam questions are read to them. Students who have reading difficulties can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions. The pen can read text in English, Spanish, French, German or Italian!  It is a…

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Everyone wants to go to summer camp, including children and adults with disabilities.  But where can they go? Elks Camp Grassick is one choice for camping fun in the summer. This camp has been owned and operated by the Elks of North Dakota for over 50 years. It’s located near Dawson, ND.  Camp Grassick serves children…

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There are many iPad apps out there for Autism, but how does one know which ones to investigate for the common learning characteristics of individuals on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)?  When looking for apps for students with ASD, it’s important to consider all educational apps, and not just those labeled as Autism apps, but the…

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If you are, or you know, a student or family member who is a ND high school student with disabilities age 14-21, this update is for you! This past year, an increasing number of ND high school students with physical, sensory, intellectual, mental and communication disabilities have utilized the services made available through Assistive’s Agreement…

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Ever struggled to read on your smartphone/tablet because of your sight? If you’re suffering from an eye disease such as macular degeneration or glaucoma or just having trouble to read those tiny characters on your device then ClariaZoom may be for you. ClariaZoom makes your devices accessible and easy-to-read thanks to its big character interface,…

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