As parents and attendants, you most likely know what a challenge bathing a child with Sensory Processing Disorder or SPC can be for everyone involved. The various factors that go into a bath, the different sounds, activities, and textures can therefore, be rather taxing for both the adult and child. The following tips will assist
Ability Unlimited changed our son’s life. Our son, Giovanni, is a non-verbal 4 year old who has Trisomy-21, Down syndrome. Giovanni applied for the assistive technology device for his communication needs through the Medicaid waiver. Ability Unlimited was instrumental in helping our family with our needs and helping us apply. Because of their help, Giovanni was approved for
One of our goals is to highlight assistive technology that may be useful to those with special needs. Today, we present RJ Cooper’s ‘BIG Blue’-Tooth Keyboard. This keyboard is wireless to protect against cord-tugging and accommodate restlessness, and has big 1″ keys for easy discovery and use (keys available in either colored rows or yellow). It
Let me preface this by stating that we are a success story. I have come to realize that things happen for a reason and sometimes, by luck and chance, you stumble upon something or someone who can offer you help. Not when you are looking but when you desperately need it, even when you don’t
Any parent and caretaker of a child or children with disabilities would say that caring for them is, first and foremost, a labor of love. But that doesn’t mean that the emotional, psychological, and physical strains don’t happen. And if other children—with or without disabilities—are involved, the strains are that much greater. Always, there is
Reminder: If you have stayed in a hospital, rehabilitation center/nursing, psychiatric facility for more than 30 days or an in-patient for 1 or more days – Let your Service Facilitator know!Your community-based approvals have been interrupted (you are still eligible, no screening required) and need to be restarted – an immediate visit with your Service
We hope this communication finds you and your family safe and well during this unprecedented time. We wanted to provide you with an update on our plans going forward. DMAS has allowed us flexibilities with our visits, enabling us to visit with you virtually during this emergency. We are so grateful as it has enabled us to “see” your faces, visit with you, and still maintain social distancing while doing our part to slow the spread.
With the holidays approaching, many who are caring for aging loved ones may find themselves in a challenging position.
For many, Halloween is a time of eerie fun. This year, due to COVID-19, some people may have reservations regarding the holidays. However, Halloween can certainly cause sensory and social challenges for many of our loved ones, for any given year due to minimal sensory-friendly options.