Tools We Make

Student Feedback Drives Product Design

One of the things that we take pride in doing is embedding ourselves in the special education and autism communities here in Eugene. We learn so much from our peers
Company Updates

Cognitopia 2.0

Tom Keating and I both grew up with younger brothers on the autism spectrum. We know that sometimes facing the seemingly “little things” is often more difficult than what other
Musings

Using Kickstarter to Build a Community

In his opening remarks at The Big Mix V2 event in March, Skip Newberry, president of the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) sited 20% overall growth for tech companies operating
Company Updates

2016 Oregon Association of Vocational and Special Needs Personnel Conference Recap

Cognitopia was well-represented in beautiful Hood River, Oregon at the 2016 Conference of the Oregon Association of Vocational and Special Needs Personnel. Our team participated in three presentations featuring the
Tools We Make, Supported Living

SLLEA House and Cognitopia Apps Facilitate ASD Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

The transition between adolescence and adulthood is hard, but it can be really hard for people who experience Autism Spectrum Disorder. It’s also a stressful time for parents. Sherry Sandreth
K12 Schools, Tools We Make

Using Goal Guide at a School Store

My name is Josh. I’m a special education transition teacher in the Eugene, Oregon 4J school district and work in a program called Connections. Connections is designed to support students
Families/Parents, Tools We Make

Using Goal Guide to Organize Household Chores

Beyond setting the foundation for teamwork, work ethic, and a sense of ownership, assigning my kids household chores helps me feel a little bit less like Alice from the television
Musings

MyLife as Digital Storytelling

I recently heard an old RadioLab podcast focused on the question of “What is the Self“? That is, what constitutes our sense of who we are and how is that