What is Assistive Technology? Assistive technology (AT) is defined as any product, equipment, software program, and/or system that enhances learning, working and daily living for persons with disabilities. The goal of assistive technology is to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities (ATIA). Think about all of the skills that your

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 5 children aged 6-19 years old is obese¹. This means that they have excess body fat, putting their body mass index (BMI) scores above the 95th percentile. While there are a number of factors that may contribute to these statistics, the reality is that

in Autism Exercise and Fitness by Alescia Ford-Lanza, MS, OTR/L, ATP

Every parent has experienced the embarrassment, frustration, and exhaustion of a child’s temper tantrum. It doesn’t matter what is the diagnosis or developmental stage—and it happens to both the novice and most experienced parents. Inevitably, if you have a child, you will find yourself trying to manage behavioral outbursts. If you’re a parent of a

in Autism Behavioral Solutions by Alescia Ford-Lanza, MS, OTR/L, ATP