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Making Costume Dreams Come True 6.0

24, February 2021

Purim time has come again and for the 6th year running, we celebrated with our costume-making event…despite the additional challenge of meeting with the children and creating the costumes while still maintaining social distance and keeping everyone safe. When sitting

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Come join us! Upcoming webinars and lectures

6, February 2021

The Zero Project The Zero Project is an initiative committed to creating a world without barriers. Their annual conference goes online this year and will be held February 10-12, 2021. We are very proud to be taking part in two

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Encouraging Play and Participation during Remote Learning

6, January 2021

In the last few weeks, we are hearing about more and more cities returning to remote learning. Positive cases continue to rise and the cold weather is making outdoor social distancing difficult. Children are again spending more time at home,

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Hanukkah 2020 – Celebrating Together while Apart

11, December 2020

This week, Jews around the world begin to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah, or Festival of Lights. The holiday is a favorite of children, filled with family gatherings, candle lighting, gifts and of course, delicious foods. This year, many of

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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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