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Computer Hardware and Software for People with Disabilities

Computer Hardware and Software for People with Disabilities

By on Dec 19, 2013 in News & Events, Resources, Resources | 1 comment

The Austrian company “Life Tool” (www.lifetool.at) offers soft skills and hardware for people with mental and physical handicap. “Life Tool” not only markets products, they also offer free of charge consultancy. We could make use of free testing soft- and hardware, e.g. different sensing devices, computer mouse, joysticks, etc. The quality and user-friendliness of available software and input devices is remarkable. Word recognition software, simple counting, memory, puzzles, skill games – all these software tools motivated our clients and their trainers to spend many hours in front of the computer. The association with computer technologies was a fruitful, colorful and motivating experience for all of us. We are looking forward to further adventures in this field. Reaad more about Computer Hardware and Software for People with...

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The practical guide for caregivers – adults with autism spectrum disorder

The practical guide for caregivers – adults with autism spectrum disorder

By on Nov 7, 2013 in Handbooks, News & Events, Organization, Volunteers, Caretakers | 0 comments

“Kognus” has produced a handbook and a movie. This material can be used as a workbook together with the person with autism spectrum disorder ASD, but also as educational material for anyone interested in ASD. It will help to understand why and how to find solutions when difficulties arise in everyday life. Link to the movie Link to the handbook THE PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS – adults with autism spectrum disorders is a book, free to download, about how to work with adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD The book was also used by the participants in a research study on group psychoterapy for adults with ASD, and was highly appreciated. The book was originally written by Anna Sjölund and Susanne Bejerot in Swedish (original title: Boendestödsboken- vuxna med autismspektrumtillstånd, editor: Autism och Aspergerförbundet www.autism.se). The illustrations are made by Ossian Humble, and Amanda Hicks translated the book into English. Grants from the LJ Boëthius foundation and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare funded the project.  ...

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