Mia’s Success Story

Mia has been using the iPad to communicate for about 7 months. We have since been in the process of teaching her how to use the iPad and keep it with her at all times. Mia has small hands and…

Joshua’s Success Story

Joshua was born in March of 1999. He was diagnosed at 2 weeks of age after several EEGs with total ACC (Absence of the Corpus Callosum).  The Corpus Callosum is the section of the brain that connects the two hemispheres…

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Ryan’s Success Story

“That’s amazing!  We’ve never seen this type of progress before!  Ryan has made up two and a half years of language development in just one year… fantastic!”  These were the words from the Texas Children’s Hospital Speech Therapist that felt like…

Connor’s Success Story

One of the presents that Connor Meadows first unwrapped in 2012 was an iPad. Within days, this 7th grader was reading his first digital book. Connor has Cerebral Palsy. Using the iPad, he does not have to worry about asking…

Aftershokz Bluez: Bone Conduction Technology Headphones

Aftershokz are wireless headphones with bone conduction technology that removes your ear from hearing. By using vibrations they are able to conduct sound off of your cheekbones and deliver it straight to your inner ear.   They use a pair of…

Jasmine’s Success Story

Jasmine was born with Down Syndrome and has always had limited speech. At age 13 she was diagnosed with Moyamoya Syndrome which basically means she had a hemorrhagic stroke. At this time she lost all of her speech and most…

Amy’s Success Story

My name is Amy. In March of 2010, I was working as a home care nurse. While on my way to see a patient I was stopped at a red light when I was rear-ended by a driver going 45…

Sharon’s Success Story

My name is Sharon and my life dramatically changed on a fall night in 2004. At the time, I was working as an obedience instructor and veterinarian technician. I owned my own home and was a typical independent woman in…

Patrick’s Success Story

It’s hard to believe that the first iPhone was released just a little more than 5 years ago, and I knew from the first time I held a device it would change the way I taught in the classroom.  Now,…

Mark’s Success Story

By Mark Giufre, Educator and Instructional Technology Specialist My name is Mark Giufre and I am incredibly fortunate to be in the position of Instructional Technology Specialist for my school. In my job I have a diversity of roles but…

Steve and Jeannie’s Success Story

So, just who are those people at Lasered Pics? Steve and Jeannie are a couple of quiet Christian grandparents who live in a modest home in the woods of central Minnesota. They have owned a Laser engraving business since 2006….

Chad and Lindy’s Success Story

Thirteen years ago, a severe stroke left my mom paralyzed on her right side and with aphasia, a significant limitation in her ability to express herself with written and spoken language. Email and texting were impossible for her, so after…

John’s Success Story

My son John is 6 years old and has Autism and ADHD.  He uses an iPad and the iPod Touch.  One of the programs that he uses is called Footsteps2Brilliance.  The following is our experience with this program after about…

Jaime and Jeff’s Success Story

My son Jaime is 21 and has Autism. We moved into the city of Anchorage a little less than two years ago from Chignik Lagoon, which is a village with just 10 students and fewer than 70 residents. My name…

Liam’s Story

I bought an iPad in April of 2011, when our son Liam was 15 months old. I underestimated him and thought he wouldn’t understand all the various buttons on the apps. He sure proved me wrong! He quickly learned to…

Ivan’s Story

My son, Ivan, is 6 years old and diagnosed with Joubert Syndrome, Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis and Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. He’s a sweet and happy little boy who faces many challenges every day. Ivan is totally blind, non-verbal and non-ambulatory. He desperately…

William’s Story

William is a happy, enthusiastic and energetic 6 year old with multiple disabilities, who has bravely faced huge challenges with the help of many people. We, his parents Colin and Bev, and his elder brother Joseph, would like to share…

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Hannah’s Story

Our daughter, Hannah, is 8 years old and in the third grade. She has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Autism, and Apraxia. When Hannah was younger we communicated with her using sign language and then the PECS program. About 14…

Julia’s Story

Julia was born a happy and healthy baby on December 28, 2005, weighing in at 8 lbs 2 oz (SMALL in comparison to her older brother, a 10 pounder!) It was a scheduled C- section and after a few days…