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Our new name is… drum roll please!

North Dakota ASSISTIVE. We are North Dakota’s ASSISTIVE Technology experts here to help you find ASSISTIVE Technology devices and services to do the things you want to do at home work and school because there is no impossible! Website: ndassistive.org Email domain: @ndassistive.org Toll-free: 1 -800-895-4728 Fargo local: (701) 365-4728 Mandan local: (701) 258-4728

New Year, New Name, New Look

Be a part of the big reveal, only 4 days away! Please join us and meet our new staff; visit our demonstration centers in Mandan and Fargo; and learn about the Assistive Technology services and some of the newer services we provide.   IPAT Board of Directors and staff would like to invite you to […]

Join the Celebration

Your Invited! The IPAT Board of Directors and staff would like to invite you to attend our Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies unveiling our new name and logo. Mandan Location Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Ribbon Cutting at 3pm Open House to Follow IPAT’s New Mandan Office 2401-46th Avenue, SE, #203 (Across from the Raging Rivers Water Park) Fargo […]

Did You Get That? Two-Way Call Button Pagers for Piece of Mind

We have recommended call button pagers such as the Caregiver Call Pager and the Wireless Personal Pager for people with disabilities to notify their caregivers within the same household for years. However, picture this scenario-man with a disability wants to notify his wife who is doing laundry in the basement. He pushes the button, but is not […]

Fun Switch Toy that Creates Art – the Color Bug!

Switch adapted toys help kids with varying types of disabilities imagine, dream, problem solve, learn, and develop new skills through play! These toys are a crucial part of child development and come in many shapes and sizes; toys that light up, move, flash, sing, make music, interact, and more. Every so often, I am lucky […]

Visual and Audible Tool That Helps Answer the Question: “How Much Longer?”  Time Tracker, an Effective Tool

Visual timers benefit people who need help keeping track of activities, or help understanding a sense of time.  There are a lot of situations where a visual timer can help. Time Tracker is a wonderful visual and audible timer that reinforce time management.  Bright light sections flash sequentially to give visual cues as to the […]

A Portable Scanner Alternative for the iPhone – ScanJig!

  For people with disabilities scanning or taking pictures documents, books, magazines, and more provide: Text to be read by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software so people with reading disabilities, low vision, blindness, or other disabilities can convert text to speech. A picture of a document, such as a worksheet, so that people with writing difficulties can […]

What a “Handi Thing!”

If you or someone you know, experiences tremors during fine motor tasks, the HandWeight could “lend a hand.”  The HandiWeight weighted glove was created by HandiThings. This glove increases kinesthetic awareness during fine motor or self-help activities.  It provides proprioceptive input, increases sensory feedback, and can also be used for strengthening exercises. It assists in promoting a good […]

Whaaaaat’s S’Up: Eat with a Spoon Again!

Do you have trouble feeding yourself with a spoon due to Parkinson’s, Essential Tremor, Cerebral Palsy, or disabilities with similar needs? The S’Up Spoon just might help! Created by Grant Douglas and an industrial engineer from 4c Design in Glascow, Scotland,  the S’Up Spoon allows you to scoop food in its deep cavity or pocket and […]


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