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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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FEATURES OF AEROBICS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

FEATURES OF AEROBICS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

By on Nov 21, 2013 in Organization, Volunteers, Caretakers, Resources | 0 comments

It has been documented that activities of regular duration and intensity lead to direct health improvement, and in the long run they reduce the incidence of ischemic disease, high blood pressure, adiposity, diabetes, osteoporosis, immune system disorders. It has also been established that active people have smaller number of heart risk factors, lower percentage of body fat and smaller number of lung diseases. Regular physical activity also has great importance on preventing and reducing obesity, it establishes a permanent stimulation of metabolism. FEATURES OF AEROBICS FOR PEOPLE WITH...

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Music is made of joy

Music is made of joy

By on Nov 14, 2013 in Organization, Volunteers, Caretakers, Resources | 0 comments

Here is a video presenting how to make music together with people with different types of disabilities. Film Music is made of  joy There is a book in Swedish and there is  an English short version here. Kerstin Bjoersson – Music made of joy (2013) The material is from a Swedish project. “Musik ska byggas utav glädje” Link to their web page in...

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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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To manage time

To manage time

By on Nov 4, 2013 in Organization, Volunteers, Caretakers, Resources | 0 comments

The Quarter Hour Watch (QHW) is a time aid for people with intellectual disabilities. In this video a psychologist and inventor of tecnical aids Anders Bond tells us about how hard it can be to understand time and how it is possible to compensate for this difficulties. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4NL8Uv7rvE Materials Principles of the QHW The Quarter Hour Watch Experiences of the QHW    ...

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