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Jasmine’s Success Story

Jasmine was born with Down Syndrome and has always had limited speech. At age 13 she was diagnosed with Moyamoya Syndrome which basically means she had a hemorrhagic stroke. At this time she lost all of her speech and most…

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Amy’s Success Story

My name is Amy. In March of 2010, I was working as a home care nurse. While on my way to see a patient I was stopped at a red light when I was rear-ended by a driver going 45…

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Sharon’s Success Story

My name is Sharon and my life dramatically changed on a fall night in 2004. At the time, I was working as an obedience instructor and veterinarian technician. I owned my own home and was a typical independent woman in…

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Patrick’s Success Story

It’s hard to believe that the first iPhone was released just a little more than 5 years ago, and I knew from the first time I held a device it would change the way I taught in the classroom.  Now,…

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Mark’s Success Story

By Mark Giufre, Educator and Instructional Technology Specialist My name is Mark Giufre and I am incredibly fortunate to be in the position of Instructional Technology Specialist for my school. In my job I have a diversity of roles but…

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Steve and Jeannie’s Success Story

So, just who are those people at Lasered Pics? Steve and Jeannie are a couple of quiet Christian grandparents who live in a modest home in the woods of central Minnesota. They have owned a Laser engraving business since 2006….

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Chad and Lindy’s Success Story

Thirteen years ago, a severe stroke left my mom paralyzed on her right side and with aphasia, a significant limitation in her ability to express herself with written and spoken language. Email and texting were impossible for her, so after…

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John’s Success Story

My son John is 6 years old and has Autism and ADHD.  He uses an iPad and the iPod Touch.  One of the programs that he uses is called Footsteps2Brilliance.  The following is our experience with this program after about…

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Jaime and Jeff’s Success Story

My son Jaime is 21 and has Autism. We moved into the city of Anchorage a little less than two years ago from Chignik Lagoon, which is a village with just 10 students and fewer than 70 residents. My name…

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Liam’s Story

I bought an iPad in April of 2011, when our son Liam was 15 months old. I underestimated him and thought he wouldn’t understand all the various buttons on the apps. He sure proved me wrong! He quickly learned to…

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Ivan’s Story

My son, Ivan, is 6 years old and diagnosed with Joubert Syndrome, Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis and Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. He’s a sweet and happy little boy who faces many challenges every day. Ivan is totally blind, non-verbal and non-ambulatory. He desperately…

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William’s Story

William is a happy, enthusiastic and energetic 6 year old with multiple disabilities, who has bravely faced huge challenges with the help of many people. We, his parents Colin and Bev, and his elder brother Joseph, would like to share…

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Hannah’s Story

Our daughter, Hannah, is 8 years old and in the third grade. She has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Autism, and Apraxia. When Hannah was younger we communicated with her using sign language and then the PECS program. About 14…

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Julia’s Story

Julia was born a happy and healthy baby on December 28, 2005, weighing in at 8 lbs 2 oz (SMALL in comparison to her older brother, a 10 pounder!) It was a scheduled C- section and after a few days…

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Maggie’s Story

Maggie’s story began just like any other little girl’s. She was born in the arms of devoted parents who always held a great level of faith in the well-being of their daughter’s future. The hopes and dreams of her parents…

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Mia’s Story

At 2.24am on Christmas eve 2004 my life changed forever when my gorgeous daughter Mia was born, but not in the way I had planned. Deprived of oxygen at birth, her first few hours were very hectic as doctors and…

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A Labor of Love – Vincent

Climbing slowly and carefully onto the treadmill, 7 year-old Vincent smiles with anticipation. He pushes the button, and his feet begin to move rhythmically.

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Jason Grudem

Jason is featured in Walgreens 2010 Annual Report. “As a parent of a 13 year old with special needs, success stories such as this give me hope that my son will one day have an employer willing to give him…

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Noah’s iPad Story So Far

My son Noah has had his iPad for about 4 months. He is now two and half years old. He has moderate Cerebral Palsy that affects both his lower body (i.e., he does not walk yet) and upper body, arms,…