an image of Dr. Margaret Giannini with a quote about her dedication to people with disabilities.
autism news

Celebrating Dr. Margaret Giannini

We here at Cognitopia mourn the passing of the first director of NIDILRR (formerly NIDRR). Margaret Giannini was a pioneer and champion for people with disabilities well before there was
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autism news

1 in 44 Children Diagnosed with Autism

According to a recent report from the Centers on Disease Control (CDC) the prevalence of autism is increasing. In the year 2000, 1 in 150 children were diagnosed as having
Image shows New, visual navigation of portfolios with ability to flag (yellow star) any portfolio as the default.
Company Updates, Tools We Make

Showcasing Cognitopia 2.0

Already an excellent tool for creating a digital portfolio with many powerful uses including self-directed IEPs, work-life management routines, or creating an engaging multimedia showcase of someone’s unique skills, needs
a picture showing feedback being gathered on Cognitopia's My Life Portfolio tools during a meeting at Oregon Health Sciences University

Harvard Business Review Explores Product Accessibility Best Practices

In a powerful article about how companies fail people with disabilities, Harvard Business Review highlights a number of important accessibility best-practices that address common errors including: Expecting users to do
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Think College Model Seeds Transition Opportunities for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education

We are pleased to have just exhibited at SOTA 2021 where so many of the great Think College programs participated. Think College, based at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston, is a
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Life, Games

Where’s Cognitopia? Visual Challenge #2

Find all 5 of these logos in the photo below. Warning: They are different colors! Test your “Where’s Waldo” skills here again with our once a month visual challenge. This
An example of a MyLife digital portfolio.

Innovative Technology to Increase Confidence & Student Success: New Tool for Social and Emotional Learning

Amidst the minefield of potentially harmful, social media apps that have so many young people trying to simply keep up by looking cool, there are some amazing online tools that
State of the Art Conference 2021 banner - inclusive post secondary education for people with IDD

SOTA 2021

Cognitopia is excited to exhibit at the State of the Art 2021 (SOTA), an innovative conference focused on inclusive post secondary education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).