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For Kids

The following list will stimulate your senses and entertain your child for hours through games, diversions, and tools that are kid friendly but can be enjoyed by all.

UConnect1. U Connect - Over 1,000 puzzles where you connect the dots by sliding your finger across the screen. The goal is to connect all the dots without retracing your steps. This app is ideal for individuals who have a limited range of mobility but who like to keep their brain active by engaging in these challenging puzzles.

Optimized for: iPad
Price: $1.99
Link: www.bitlogik.com

Simon Deluxe2. Simon Deluxe - The popular game of "Simon Says" is brought to your screen with this app. With a series of different categories, the user is required to first observe what the "Simon" does, then mimic his actions by tapping on the given object in the same sequence. This game tests your attentiveness and memory using eight different puzzles with eye catching graphics and fun sounds.

Optimized for: iPhone 2.1 or later
Price: $0.99
Link: www.slipperysalmon.com
Related Products: Simon Says for iPad (Free)

Draw for iPad3. Draw for iPad - Doodling and drawing has never been so much fun! This app comes complete with a series of colors, an eraser and a few simple games like Tic-Tac-Toe and Dots. Draw to your heart's desire, erase, email it or upload it. Save the picture and go back to it on a rainy day. Save paper and save the environment by making masterpieces on this app.

Optimized for: iPad
Price: Free
Link: ericasadun.com
Related Products: Draw Free for iPad (Free), iDoodle2 for iPhone ($3.00), Sketches for iPhone ($6.00)

SlideIt4. SlideIt - This game that tests your patience urges you to see the larger picture, literally. This puzzle game requires you to rearrange tiles in order to restore the picture back to its original layout. The goal is to achieve this in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of moves. By gliding your finger across the screen you can create beautiful pictures, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Optimized for: iPhone OS 3 or later
Price: Free
Link: www.mobsterlobster.com
Related Products: Pix Mix for iPad ($0.99)

Dogz 25. Dogz 2 - No cleanup, no slobber but just as much fun. Dogz 2 is an app that digitally simulates having one to three pet dogs by barely lifting a finger. The user of this app must care for their virtual dog by grooming, petting and playing with their companion with six different location settings. You can even watch your dogs interact with each other! Perfect for the person who wants the companion but not the mess.

Optimized for: Android
Price: $2.99
Link: www.gameloft.com
Related Products: iQuarium HD for iPad ($2.99), The Dog- Puppy Pets for iPhone ($4.99)

TaptoTalk6. TaptoTalk - This version of an augmentative and alternative communication device (AAC) allows those who have difficulty speaking, a chance to verbalize their wants and needs. It has a library of over 2,000 images and the capability to upload your own images, graphics, sounds and even your own recorded voice through purchasing their online program for $99.95. This app is perfect for parents with non-verbal children and the program is customizable to fit their needs.

Optimized for: iPhone 3.1 or later and iPad
Price: Free (Online Program $99.95)
Link: www.taptotalk.com
Related Products: Autoverbal Talking Sound Board for iPhone and iPad ($0.99)

Superman HD Video Collection7. Superman HD Video Collection - The first, oldest (and our favorite) comic book hero has never looked so good. This video collection takes a journey through the animated series of Superman in high definition on your iPad.

Optimized for: iPad
Price: $1.99
Link: itunes.apple.com

 



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Assistive Technology Training Online Project The Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) provides information on AT applications that help students with disabilities learn in elementary classrooms.

The ArcThe Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 850 state and local chapters across the nation. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Alliance for Parent CentersThe Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers (the ALLIANCE) is an innovative partnership of one national and six regional parent technical assistance centers, each funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). These seven projects comprise a unified technical assistance system for the purpose of developing, assisting, and coordinating the over 100 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The national and regional parent technical assistance centers work to strengthen the connections to the larger OSEP Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network and fortify partnerships between Parent Centers and education systems at local, state, and national levels.

Abledata: ComputersABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.

Ability OnLineA computer friendship network where children and youth with disabilities or chronic illnesses connect to each other as well as to friends, family members, caregivers and supporters.

AbilityHub: Assistive Technology SolutionsInformation on adaptive equipment and alternative methods for accessing computers.

All Kids Can!A disabilities awareness program that helps students of all ages learn attitudes of acceptance, dignity and respect, especially toward those with disabilities.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Assistive Technology - Computers (PDF)

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Children's and Teen Books (PDF)

Council for Exceptional ChildrenThe Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Camera MouseThe Camera Mouse uses a standard USB camera to convert head and finger motions into computer mouse pointer movements.

Camp Ronald McDonaldA fully accessible residential camp for kids with special needs located in the high Sierra.

The CyberlinkBrain Actuated Technologies has developed this unique, futuristic system enabling hands-free control of a mouse cursor to power video games and other electronic products. The Cyberlink device, reminicent of a science fiction gadget, utilizes a headband with sensors that detect electrical signals made from subtle facial muscle and eye movements as well as from brain wave activity.

Dragon SystemsVoice activation at its finest, the Dragon Systems technology is used not only to operate laptops and pda's but can even control multimedia centers, navigation systems, mobile phones and much more.

Easter SealsEaster Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Family Voices Family Voices Information and Publications, and links to external resources can be located in a number of different ways. All of our materials are categorized by topic (format and audience coming soon) on the publications page. You may also use the "Search FV" Tool in the left column to find materials by keyword. Some materials are available for download, some for viewing online, and others are available by hardcopy only from our catalog. State specific information may be found by contacting a Family Voices State Network Member. Please contact the kidshealth@familyvoices.org if you require any assistance.

Island Dolphin CareAllows children to swim and play with dolphins.

Family Center on technology and DisabilityThe Family Center is a resource designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. We offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive technologies. Whether you're an organization, a parent, an educator, or an interested friend, we hope you'll find information that supports you in your efforts to bring the highest quality education to children with disabilities.

Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery at the University of LouisvilleThe Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery provides activity-based therapies to promote recovery from neurologic injury in children; conducts research to enhance recovery; and trains families, practitioners and scientists to maximize recovery and improve the quality of life for children and their families. In short, we are here to help kids kick paralysis and through science have every reason to hope.

laesieworks.com: Computer AccessIt's can be very important for a quadriplegia to have very good access to normal computer & software, even when laying flat in bed. This page is about how I do it. No, that dot is nothing religious! With that dot I control my computer.

KidsComSite has plenty of games, message boards, kids chat, video game cheats, contests and prizes.

National information Clearinghouse for Children and Youth with Disabilities INICHCY) NICHCY is very pleased to offer you a wealth of information on disabilities! NICHCY stands for the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) Our mission: To strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family-centered supports and services.

Origin Instruments CorporationThis company manufactures The HeadMouse Extreme which translates head motions into computer mouse pointer movements. They also offer other helpful accessories such as soft and smart type keyboards, a sip and puff switch and a dragger utility for manipulating the left and right buttons of the standard mouse.

Parents Helping Parents (PHP) Parents Helping Parents (PHP) provides lifetime guidance, supports and services to families of children with any special need and the professionals who serve them.Parents Helping Parents (PHP) provides lifetime guidance, supports and services to families of children with any special need and the professionals who serve them.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

Prentke Romich CompanyFor complete computer control, visit this site which offers just about every possible device for accessibility from specialized keyboards to the headmouse.

Quad-JoyThis hands-free system was developed by a quadriplegic who, fueled by his own needs, figured a way to operate his computer using a joystick controlled mouse. The mouse works by sip and puff.

The Sibling Support Project The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns.

Shriners Hospitals Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment at no charge – regardless of financial need.

Starlight Foundation for ChildrenDevelops multi-media and technology projects that empower seriously ill children to deal with the medical and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis.

The Talking DesktopHands-free computer operation becomes possible with this voice activated software. Through speech recognition, the talking desktop will guide you through virtually any computer function.

TrackerProThe TrackerPro technology allows for cursor control to function through head pointing using a unit which is located on the top of the computer. The unit tracks head movements by the user and then converts the motions into computer mouse operations.

U Can DoA site that emphasizes what you can do, not what you can’t. Promotes ‘ability awareness’ to help kids focus on what is possible, regardless of their challenges.

YahooligansBig list of links for all sorts of kids’ sites, including tons of places to go for games, sports, TV and movie stuff.

Paralysis Resource Center The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

Reeve Foundation Online Paralysis Community Connecting people living with paralysis, families, friends and caregivers so we can share support, experience, knowledge, and hope.

Quality of Life Grants DatabaseFind resources within the PRC Quality of Life Grants Database. Search by Zip Code, State or an Entire Category.

Library Books and VideosFind resources within the PRC library catalog.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.