Success Stories

Share Your AT Success Story – Win Prizes!

2017-06-28T16:26:39+00:00

Share your knowledge and success!

For over 34 years, Closing The Gap has showcased the latest in assistive technology (AT) implementation strategies and best practices. New this year, Closing The Gap will recognize two individuals / AT teams, whose AT success stories exemplify the role AT can have in the lives […]

Share Your AT Success Story – Win Prizes!2017-06-28T16:26:39+00:00

Saltillo Corporation Announces Next Recipient in 20 Device Giveaway to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

2017-06-28T16:24:52+00:00

Saltillo Corporation is celebrating 20 years of providing high-quality augmentative communication devices and world-class service and support to adults and children with communication disabilities.

In keeping with our commitment to client success and to celebrate our 20th anniversary, Saltillo has decided to award 20 speech-generating devices throughout the year of 2016 […]

Saltillo Corporation Announces Next Recipient in 20 Device Giveaway to Celebrate 20th Anniversary2017-06-28T16:24:52+00:00

Assistive technology helps woman with cerebral palsy find career in cinematography

2016-07-13T19:59:55+00:00

Sady Paulson was born with cerebral palsy. Assistive technology has provided Paulson with many opportunities that help her succeed in adulthood. With adaptive switches on her electric wheelchair’s headrest, Paulson has learned to use various technologies that help her connect with the outside world. She earned a full scholarship to […]

Assistive technology helps woman with cerebral palsy find career in cinematography2016-07-13T19:59:55+00:00

No Limits with Assistive Technology

2017-06-28T14:42:21+00:00

Sady Paulson shares her personal story, relating the impact assistive technology has had in her life, opening doors and creating the “big moment” that changed her life.

 

No Limits with Assistive Technology2017-06-28T14:42:21+00:00

My Experience at The Closing The Gap Conference

2017-06-28T14:41:50+00:00

Kenneth Klatt is, together with his wife Barbara, guardian of ten year old Tim. Kenneth, Barbara and Tim attended the Closing the Gap 2015 Conference after being granted the Carol Villars Scholarship.

I was able to attend the 2015 Closing the Gap Conference in Minneapolis, MN from October 13 to October 16 […]

My Experience at The Closing The Gap Conference2017-06-28T14:41:50+00:00

Bookshare and Assistive Technology Help Young Adult Pursue Dreams

2017-06-28T14:02:18+00:00

Elina Hughes has athetoid cerebral palsy, which makes it almost impossible for her to hold a book or pencil, yet this disability doesn’t stop her from pursing her dreams, acquiring knowledge, attending college and creating beautiful works of art using two important resources: Bookshare and assistive technology (AT).

In 2015, Elina […]

Bookshare and Assistive Technology Help Young Adult Pursue Dreams2017-06-28T14:02:18+00:00

AAC in Education – Profiles of Success

2017-06-28T12:21:02+00:00

It takes a special person to teach in a special education classroom and Sarah Williams is just such a person.

After working in music therapy for several years, Sarah returned to school to earn a Master’s in Special Education at Arizona State University.  She now teaches in a self-contained special education […]

AAC in Education – Profiles of Success2017-06-28T12:21:02+00:00

Bailey Matthews, Age 8, with Cerebral Palsy, Finishing Triathlon

2017-06-28T12:16:12+00:00

The young athlete from Nottinghamshire, England, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 18 months old. Though the condition affects Bailey’s motor skills, making certain tasks and movements difficult, his father, Jonathan Matthews, adapted a walking frame so his son could participate in physical activities — including last weekend’s […]

Bailey Matthews, Age 8, with Cerebral Palsy, Finishing Triathlon2017-06-28T12:16:12+00:00

A Dream Workshop with The New York City Ballet

2017-06-28T11:59:58+00:00

When she reached out to the New York City Ballet about a dance program for children with special needs, she didn’t expect a response. But what resulted is nothing short of sheer joy. For everyone.

What they created became one of the few places these children were able to move freely […]

A Dream Workshop with The New York City Ballet2017-06-28T11:59:58+00:00

Elizabeth Kenkel Finds Her Voice- and Speaks Up- with AAC

2017-08-15T09:36:34+00:00

Elizabeth Kenkel has something she cherishes – communication independence – thanks to her speech-generating device, the Saltillo NOVA chat 10 using WordPower 80.

While she must rely on others daily for help with her physical needs due to Moebius Syndrome and cerebral palsy, Elizabeth no longer has to rely on anyone […]

Elizabeth Kenkel Finds Her Voice- and Speaks Up- with AAC2017-08-15T09:36:34+00:00