This is a guest blog post by Nick Cocchiarella, a journalism student at the University of St. Thomas. Nick is blind and autistic. Deep pressure therapy. That already sounds a little scary, doesn’t it? A therapy technique meant to… well,...
Wow April was quite the busy month! I launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to coincide with April's Autism Awareness month. My main goal with the campaign was to help me accelerate my business, expand the awareness of my company and generate funding to start testing and designing new product ideas.
Emily Ladau (a writer and activist) and Torrie Dunlap (CEO of Kids Included Together) led an interesting discussion titled "Disability or Special Needs, Which is Correct?" They started off by having everyone write on post-it notes different words they’ve heard for disability or special needs, illustrating the fact that there’s a lot of different ways to convey that someone has a disability or special needs.
Why is it that most medical devices and products still scream, "I'm medical, ugly and the person using this has a condition, check me out!" Even the most discreet medicate bags screams "I'm medical trying to hide" it's like a game of Where's the Waldo with the medical condition.What are the problems, why are things still the way they are?