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Landline Not Required! Use Your Favorite Amplified, Emergency, and Mobility Phones-Part One

What do you do if the best phone that works for your needs was made for a landline and you only have cellphone service? At IPAT, we work with many people who need specialty landline phones in the areas of amplification, no-fee emergency pendants,  and phones for people with physical needs , but they only own a cellphone.  Bluetooth […]

Don’t Miss IPAT!

Pull out your cell phone or paper calendar! Make yourself a note to visit with IPAT on February 18th between 9 am and 2 pm at the State capitol, in the Legislative Hall. Come discover AT for remaining home, staying at work, and succeeding at school when abilities change. We will have the coffee on and be […]

AT in the 64th Legislative Assembly of North Dakota

North Dakota’s 2015 legislative session is fast approaching cross-over, and members of the Senate and House have been actively engaged in hearings, and weighing in on numerous bills. The bill of most interest to assistive technology users across the state is SB 2289. In a nutshell, this bill is requesting funding for the purpose of supporting and […]

Visit with IPAT, it will do you Good!

IPAT invites you to grab a cup of coffee and visit with staff at the state capitol on February 18, 2015 from 9 am until 2 pm. Come, check us out – it will do you good! How? By keeping you up to date about the ins and outs of assistive technology, and seeing first-hand […]

Save Dollars and Try AT Before you Buy!

Will that iPad work to magnify text for my Grandma?  I wonder if that alternative joystick will work for my child to access the computer? Answer questions like these by renting assistive technology (AT) from IPAT first.  It makes so much sense to try AT before you spend the dollars to purchase it, and IPAT has […]

New IPAT Staff

Hello! My name is Tyler, and it’s a pleasure to join the IPAT staff as an Assistive Technology Consultant. Prior to joining IPAT, I have worked in a variety of educational settings including online credit recovery at an alternative high school, a juvenile correctional center, and as an enrollment counselor in higher education. I received […]

Pedaling for Possibilities: No Team? No Problem!

Are you working on building a Pedaling for Possibilities bike team and need a few more riders to fill your roster? Or maybe you’re not the type to organize a bike team, but would love to join one! Well, you’re in luck! Pedaling for Possibilities has an opportunity for you to either fill your current […]

Safely Bathing Again with the Push of a Remote and P4P!

Getting in and out of the bathtub can be a huge safety issue and an impossibility for people with certain physical disabilities and illnesses.  In many situations, walk-in bathtubs such as this one from Home Depot, may be the first solution that comes to mind.  These may be the answer for some, but one has to consider the cost […]

New to the IEP World? Assistive Technology 101 for Parents Part II

 I field calls from parents all across North Dakota whose school-aged children with disabilities are receiving services under IDEA. They often have questions about what assistive technology (AT) is available to help their child, how the school assesses their child’s need for AT, and most often where and when their input is considered during the […]

Volunteers Wanted!

Pedaling for Possibilities (P4P) needs you! Contribute to P4P by volunteering! 2014 Kohl’s Cares volunteers.   Pedaling for Possibilities 2015 Volunteer Opportunities When: February 28th, 2015 from 1 pm – 5 pm Where: NDSU Wellness Center Volunteer Opportunities Available: Registration: Assists at the registration table by collecting team forms, collecting donations, and directing riders to their team bike. […]

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