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Community and Internet Resources


Adaptive Technology/Products: Disability Specific:

Developmental/Intellectual Disability


New Horizons Un-limited is not endorsing and assumes no responsibility in guaranteeing the products, services, programs or conditions as described. If you are interested in a resource listed below, call or contact the resource to verify the current situation. Evaluate the information, analyze your unique circumstances, use your best judgment and make your own decisions when using the information. Before making any change, consult your health care professional.

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New Sign Coglink is a personalized, simple-to-use, safe email program that comes with automated training and unlimited access to HelpDesk staff for questions and troubleshooting. This e-mail program is useful for a simple e-mail to stay in touch with friends and family, or if you find a computer too hard to set up or maintain, is simple to learn, very little to remember and will not allow email carrying computer viruses. You need to be able to see the computer monitor, read and type messages and be physically able to use the mouse and keyboard or other device that you currently use to move the cursor and enter text into the computer. The program has a monthly subscription fee of $10 that provides users with technical support that includes adding or subtracting people from their buddy lists. For more information, see their website or call their staff at (541) 346-0572 or (800) 716-9695, or write Computer and Information Sciences, 1202 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403.

Toys R Us offers a toy guide for differently-abled kids which includes a guide to their toys categorizing them by category of issues such as Auditory, Fine Motor, Visual, etc. and by age. This section also includes the Top Ten Tips for Buying Toys for children with disabilities prepared by the National Lekotek Center and a Frequently Asked Questions section.


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