Tech4POD Resources

Tech4POD Resources go beyond the RERC. We have found people, programs and ideas on the Internet and in the community that are helpful for Parents and Kids. Some of these resources Tech4POD experts developed and some are links to other experts, specialists, and people with helpful life experiences.

Resources 4 Practitioners

Practical and technical resources supporting strategies and interventions.

Technical Assistance Coordination Center

Aug. 20, 2014

This website introduces, connects, and coordinates technologies and practices for families, teachers, educators, state schools, etc. Access to webinars, information databases, and lists of grants funded by OSEP is provided.

Video: What Will the Future Be Like?
PBS: Nova Beta - Tech + Engineering

May 23, 2013

David Pogue meets with innovative engineers and computer scientists working to create thought-controlled video games, robotic exoskeletons, and virtual reality that seamlessly integrates with the real world.

TED Talks by Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair

May 23, 2013

Amos Winter and his team at MIT built the Leveraged Freedom Chair, a cheap lever-powered wheelchair whose design and development put the user first.

disABILITY Information and Resources

Sept. 18, 2013

This site provides links to manufacturers of assistive devices, transfer lifts, adaptive clothing, exercise devices, medical equipment, reading aides and toys.

Free Medical Journals

Sept. 27, 2013

This website provides access to free medical journals.

The Arc

Sept. 27, 2013

The Arc is a national community-based organization that advocates for and serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Oct. 1, 2013

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website offers information on club foot including information on causes, symptoms, and both surgical and nonsurgical treatments.

Apple Accessibility

Oct. 1, 2013

This website shows different accessibility options available with iPad.

Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation

Oct. 1, 2013

Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPI) offers global research on CP. They include information from the media, events, fact sheets, terminology, and other information on up and coming research in this area.

Child Life Council

Oct. 1, 2013

This website provides information on Child Life Specialists, professionals trained to work with children and families experiencing health challenges.

Courage Center: Driver's Services
Courage Center

Oct. 1, 2013

This website provides information on evaluations for safe driving and exploring options of modified vehicles through the Courage Center.

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Oct. 1, 2013

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is a healthcare system based in St. Paul, MN serving children and young adults with special health-care needs, with an emphasis on orthopedic impairments and disabilities.

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Oct. 1, 2013

Kennedy Krieger Institute is a clinic that specializes in Osteogenesis Imperfecta. They offer information on their clinic, staff, information for professionals, research, patient stories, news and additional information about their clinic in MD.

National Spinal Cord Association

Oct. 1, 2013

This website offers information regarding support groups, resources and access to publications and research.

One Switch Games

Oct. 1, 2013

This website provides free downloads for computer games that only require one switch to play.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

Oct. 1, 2013

This website provides information and support on OI and access to research.

PACER Center: Simon Technology Center

Oct. 1, 2013

This website provides information on technology consultations and individualized training and workshops to make technology accessible for children with disabilities.

Simplified Technology

Oct. 1, 2013

This website provides information on AAC and simplified technology techniques.

Spina Bifida (Myelomeningocele)

March 26, 2015

The University of California San Francisco Fetal Treatment Center offers information on Spina Bifida (Myelomeningocele) on their website. They offer an overview, current news an research, information on MOMS trial, videos, and support group information related to this disability.

Ablenet Webinars

Sept. 14, 2016

Ablenet offers webinars free of charge and address topics such as positioning for access and increasing communication skills.

Apps for Children with CVI

Sept. 4, 2014

This website lists apps for iDevices that are beneficial for engaging students with cortical visual impairment (CVI).

Bright Hub Education

Sept. 4, 2014

This website discusses considerations when teaching a student with an orthopedic impairment, including classroom layout and furniture.

Physician's Guide to Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Sept. 4, 2014

This webpage has a free download of a PDF booklet from the National Institutes of Health, which is a guide for physicians to assist in diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta.

Teaching Motor Skills to Children

Sept. 4, 2014

This webpage provides access to purchase the book, which is a resource for parents, therapists, and caregivers to assist children in learning and practicing motor skills.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Website

March 26, 2015

This website provides access to quality indicators of assistive technology services to improve the educational achievement of students with disability.

The RERC on Communication Enhancement

Aug. 27, 2014

The AAC-RERC website lists AAC-RERC projects, publications, and presentations as well as providing webinars regarding augmentative and alternative communication.

Therapeutic strategies for osteogenesis imperfecta

Aug. 27, 2014

This booklet gives information about osteogenesis imperfecta, the different types, and treatment ideas.

ATAD Certificate

Aug. 28, 2014

The ATAD certificate at UW-Milwaukee provides additional education for students looking for backgrounds in assistive technology.

Care and treatment facilities

Aug. 28, 2014

This webpage provides links for various care and treatment facilities for children with orthopedic disabilities.

Dissemination Activities Conferences

Sept. 4, 2014

This webpage discusses conferences related to Tech4POD functions.

Dissemination Activities Information

Sept. 17, 2014

This list organizes projects by investigators with contact information.


March 26, 2015

Fellowships are available for medical and engineering students through Marquette and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Online Training Course

Aug. 28, 2014

The goal of this training activity was to create an online resource tool with comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding technology for children with orthopedic disabilities.

Overview of pediatric sensorimotor dysfunctions

Sept. 4, 2014

This seminar reviews deficits of cerebral palsy and the use of technology.

RERC Teaching Module

Aug. 28, 2014

This teaching module provides information about the development of projects, specifically on foot and ankle motion analysis and segmental kinematic assessment of pediatric pes planovalgus.

Workshops and Conferences

Aug. 28, 2014

The gait and clinical movement analysis society workshop on myelomeningocele reviewed current status of motion analysis techniques and upper extremity assessment of crutch use.

Muscle Ultrasound Quantifies Segmental Neuromuscular Outcome in Pediatric Myelomeningocele

April 13, 2015

Muscle Ultrasound Quantifies Segmental Neuromuscular Outcome in Pediatric Myelomeningocele is an article of potential interest to clinicians and/or researchers. The article describes a study wherein non-invasive assessments of neuromuscular integrity by muscle ultrasound density is conducted.