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Tools for Aging Independently

By Kim Singleton | December 5, 2018

As we get older, we might need tools to help us stay independent and capable to take care of ourselves. Here is a starting place to explore what is available to help with problems that arise as we get older.…

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Augmented Reality (AR) for Learning

By Kathryn Helland | November 8, 2018

What is “Augmented Reality (AR)”? Through the wonders of technology, we can overlay computer-generated content on objects in the real world. This is a little different from “virtual reality”. Virtual reality is a completely computer-generated environment and AR uses the real…

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By Kim Singleton | November 6, 2018

Looking for resources for people who communicate without talking? Check out our sister site Want to talk to a specialist? Perhaps in ASL – or – talk with a speech therapist about a communicating without talking. You can schedule a video…

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Our Lending Library Today

By Kim Singleton | October 15, 2018

The AT Library is a statewide library for Pennsylvanians with disabilities. People can borrow tools and technology in order to find solutions that work for them. Someone picks the items they want to borrow from our catalog. We ship the…

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Introducing TechOWL

By Kim Singleton | October 8, 2018

What is TechOWL?

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Tools help people.

By Kim Singleton | September 10, 2018

Assistive technology helps make life easier, safer or more independent. Everyone uses tools and technology to make life easier. From a knife or scissors to a telephone or computer, we invent things to help ourselves.  For many people, technology make…

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We are all abled and disabled.

By Kim Singleton | September 3, 2018

We are all changing, fluid, living people. When I wake up in the morning, I need to move slowly and with care. I’m not as steady on my feet as I was when I was younger. As the day goes…

News from ATIA 2019

Tonight! Creating AEM culture: Introducing new accommodations in your district! Looking forward to the #PatinsIcam chat at 8:30! #atia19 #atia2019 #CEC19 @MadisonGrantUSC @MyZvilleSchools @CSDunes @TSCSUPERSCHOOL @WCS_SUPT @DCCSSuper
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Follow #PatinsIcam at 8:30 PM EST. Talking about introducing new accommodations. @MadisonGrantUSC, @MyZvilleSchools, @MrsvlPioneers, @CSDunes, @TSCSuper, @DCCSSuper, & @WCS_SUPT. Preview Qs #ATchat #UDLchat #EdTech #SpedChat #ATIA19 #CEC19 #WeAreMG

Looking forward to the #PatinsIcam chat tonight on AEM and NEW accommodations!!! Join us at 8:30 EST! #atia19 #atia2019 #CEC19 @MadisonGrantUSC @MyZvilleSchools @CSDunes @TSCSUPERSCHOOL @WCS_SUPT @DCCSSuper
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Transitioning from Education through into the workplace was a hot topic at our #ATIA19 booth this year. So much so that we've written a blog about it. What are your thoughts on the transition?

If AEM & Launching new accommodations is your goal...join us tonight to talk about it! #PatinsIcam chat! 8:30EST! #atia19 #atia2019 #CEC19 #aem4all @MadisonGrantUSC @MyZvilleSchools @mrsvipioneers @CSDunes @TSCSUPERSCHOOL @WCS_SUPT @DCCSSuper
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#Assistivetech webinar, apps for emotional regulation, #augcomm resources, #ATIA19 wrap up, & more. Add links to your content, products, podcasts, etc & explore what others are sharing. Tuesdays are for sharing! #SLPeeps #AAC #OTpeeps

Looking forward to our #PatinsIcam cat tomorrow night at 8:30 EST! Our topic is Creating AEM culture: Introducing new accommodations in your district! Join us!!
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Registration is open for "Consider Communication" - a day-long learning opportunity for direct support providers! via @TechOWLpa

Several TechOWLS are heading to #ATIA19 - Watch as we share our discoveries and fun at Do you want us to check out something specific? Let us know!

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