Reference Links

Links to other sites, manufacturers or software developers

of AAC & AT resources we think you'll find very useful

Software & App Developers:

Smartbox

Smartbox - We create assistive technology solutions that help people with disabilities do things that everyone else takes for granted. Our revolutionary software and communication aids provide you with a complete AAC solution tailored to fit your individual needs.

Visit them at www.sensorysoftware.com

Marblesoft

Marblesoft, LLC has produced software for special-education since 1983, specializing in educational programs for preschool and early elementary students. All Marblesoft programs support a variety of input devices for students with any physical or learning disability. Multiple levels of difficulty and a huge number of options for input, correction and reinforcement allow the teacher or parent to custom-tailor the software to any student's needs.

Visit them at www.marblesoft.com

Lessonpix.com

LessonPix is an easy-to-use online resource that allows users to create various customized learning materials.  LessonPix offers additional benefits. Articles with great ideas on how to use the materials can be found in LessonPix, under the Peach tab, "Materials".  "Your LessonPix" tab holds your favorite tray collections for future use, a copy of all materials you made, your recent searches, and your pictures that you upload. Your pictures cannot be seen by other users. Check it out!

Visit them at www.lessonpix.com

ithare.com

Guide to Software Accessibility for the Disabled

People without disabilities may not realize or appreciate the many different limitations that can exist for people with these challenges. A variety of disabilities can prevent people from using computers easily or effectively. People with hearing or visual impairments can benefit from special software designed to make up for the physical limitations that prevent hearing and seeing content on the computer. Even people with learning and motor disabilities can receive assistance from computer software designed to compensate for these challenges.

Visit them at www.ithare.com/guide-to-software-accessibility-for-the-disabled/

 


Informational Resources:

ATiA

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry association so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.

 

Visit them at www.atia.org

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.

Visit them at www.autismspeaks.org

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

Visit them at www.alsa.org

ASHA

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,070 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.

Visit them at www.asha.org

Closing The Gap
Assistive technology can change lives and Closing The Gap is a multi-facetted resource committed to helping you discover how.
 
Founded over 25 years ago by Budd and Dolores Hagen, parents of a child with a disability, Closing The Gap provides professionals, parents and consumers with the information and training necessary to best locate, compare and implement assistive technology into the lives of persons with disabilities.
 
Through our annual international conference, magazine and website, Closing The Gap provides practical and sound content, technologies and a network of professional support to help participants and subscribers gain the insight, knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions and effectively and immediately evoke change.

Visit them at www.closingthegap.com

United Cerebral Palsy

UCP educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. UCP works to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network that has helped millions.

Visit them at www.ucp.org

www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national organization that provides parents and caregivers with information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and treatments. This site also offers support options and resources for families.

To learn more visit www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com

Our mission at CerebralPalsySymptoms.com is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of cerebral palsy and other birth injury complications. Our team strives to maintain a comprehensive free resource so those interested or concerned about their children can take actions to protect them.

To learn more visit their site: www.CerebralPalsySymptoms.com