I have been teaching kids with multiple disabilities in South Central Kansas for 14 years. I also work with a respite care organization. I received my B.S.Ed. from Pittsburg State University (go Gorillas!) and my M.S.Ed. in severe and profound multiple disabilities including dual sensory impairments from the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks!).
After the December edition of the AT Blog Carnival was posted, Lydia King from Enablemart contacted me. She had read my blog entry on "My Favorite Things." She had a gently used Little Step-by-Step that she wished to donate to my classroom. How awesome is that? Her generous gift came at just the right time. My high school home bound student, whose services I've just taken over, is in desperate need of a voice output device. His deaf-blind grant eligibility was allowed to lapse and at this point it would be difficult to get him requalified. Tight budgets meant little to no money to make a purchase for him through school, plus he needed something that could follow him into adult services, which has even less funding than the schools. Enter Lydia and her gift. The student is now happily communicating thanks to the donated Little Step by Step, with some programming help from his siblings. If you haven't checked out what Enablemart has to offer, I encourage you to go take a look.