Halloween During COVID-19: Maintaining an Inclusive Experience

24, October 2020

With all the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween celebrations will look quite different this year. Parties seem irresponsible given the emphasis on social distancing and the restrictions on gatherings and trick-or-treating may even be banned in your

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Zoom and AAC? Of course!

16, September 2020

As the new school year opens and the COVID-19 pandemic is still upon us, we continue to explore ways to use online tools to provide therapy to our students. Remote intervention can be particularly difficult for users of augmentative and

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Free recorded webinars – AAC, technology for play, and more

18, August 2020

At Beit Issie Shapiro, we have finally entered summer vacation mode. Our day programs are on a short summer break and things have slowed down.  Whether you are still in vacation mode where you are, or you’re gearing up for

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Exploring Tobii Dynavox’s new eye tracking software options

4, July 2020

Tobii Dynavox recently released new interfaces for eye gaze systems and they will have significant impacts on eye gaze users. There are now three interfaces offering different levels of control for people of different abilities.  Each one offers a different

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Virtual Tour Activities for Families and Remote Learning

6, May 2020

Normally at this time of year, people would be starting to emerge from their winter “hibernation” habits and would start spending more time outdoors in local parks, exploring city neighborhoods and maybe even hitting the highways for a road trip

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Free Upcoming Webinars from The Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro

10, April 2020

At Beit Issie Shapiro we are continuing to offer services to the community of people with disabilities and those that care for them in any way that we can.  We are currently offering two free webinars this month, one regarding

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Beit Issie Shapiro’s new Haggadah and other Digital Ideas for Passover

29, March 2020

We are very excited to unveil our updated interactive Haggadah. Created using the Ji Tap platform, our Haggadah is colorful and engaging and allows children and others to follow along and participate in the Seder even if they are unable

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The Virtual School at Beit Issie Shapiro

26, March 2020

These days when the lack of routine has become the new routine, the staff of the Beit Issie Shapiro School for Special Education have been making sure that their students and families have a variety of lessons and activities to

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Free Trials for Websites with Accessible Content for Children with Special Needs

23, March 2020

To help parents and children with special needs who are home during the COVID-19 pandemic, accessible software companies are offering extended free trials on select software.  Here are two great companies that we love and use regularly:       

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Technology Ideas for Home-Time During the Corona Outbreak

18, March 2020

Around the world, families and children find themselves at home together, separated from their friends and familiar schedules, due to the Corona virus outbreak. First, we want to let you know that the staff of The Technology Center at Beit

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