Independence Through Innovation
A pilot program providing assistive technology to youth
Thanks to rapidly evolving technology, particularly in the world of gaming, home automation and environmental aids, assistive devices are more accessible and more useful than ever. They help improve quality of life exponentially for young people with neuromuscular disorders.
Removing barriers to simple tasks with assistive technologies
Tasks such as opening doors, switching on lights, accessing phone calls and answering emails aren’t ‘simple’ for those with a neuromuscular disorder. Assistive Technology can remove the barriers from these small chores. Lise Bleau, an Occupational Therapist at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation has seen the results firsthand. “This program is so exciting: it will allow children and teens to be successful at doing things, using something perceived by themselves and their peers as being very cool.”