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USB Option Gives Medical IDs a New Meaning

Medical identification (ID) bracelets can be one of the most important items worn for those who have ongoing medical conditions, drug/food allergies, or take multiple medicines.  Medical IDs can alert healthcare workers, emergency personnel, doctors or friends/family to critical and personal information, especially in the event one becomes unresponsive. Medical ID bracelets come in many […]

Learn through interaction with the Seven Message Take N’ Talk Go!

Enabling Devices’ Take N’ Talk products aim on learning through interaction. Users take/place an item from/on the device and it plays a word or sentence that corresponds with the item that was selected. Light sensors on the device make this type of detection possible. (It may sound complicated, but is not. Check out the video posted […]

We Are Officially ASSISTIVE!

We are now Officially ND ASSISTIVE!! Our open houses in Mandan and Fargo are complete. We are all so excited and grateful to be working at ASSISTIVE and to continue to help people with disabilities discover that there is NO impossible with Assistive Technology! Thank you to all who helped make this possible including David Hanson […]

Battery Operated Switch Scissors–It Really “Makes the Cut!”

Switch-adapted scissors from Enabling Devices will allow children and adults with varying types of disabilities participate in art and other classroom or home activities. They are easy to use. Only requirements are a switch and 2 AA batteries.  I tried them while the scissors was attached to the base unit, and then again after disconnecting […]

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 […]


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