this is an image that says GOALS on it

Routine: Tips for Setting and Achieving Goals

It may be early February with the advent of the new year fading a bit, but setting goals for oneself is never out of date. And right here in Cognitopia’s suite of digital portfolio tools is our Goal Guide, which is an excellent way to create and track goals you
thumbnail image showing video screenshot for Meet Jen video in article on MyLife tools and effectiveness for autism support

New Video: Cognitopia MyLife Digital Portfolio Helps Tell Child’s Story

If you are the primary caregiver for a neurodiverse child, you understand how tiring and frustrating it can be to tell their story over and over again. Cognitopia My Life Digital Portfolios make this easy. Your child might be young, an adolescent, or an adult, but you want other supporters
picture showing person cooking and being independent in living situation

Cognitopia Fosters Independence

Through Cognitopia’s long-time collaboration with Supporting Living, Learning, andEarning with Autism (SLLEA), we’ve been helping young adults with autism to be moresuccessful in learning how to live on their own, find successful employment, and pursuecollege degrees. This recently-produced video showcases how for one SLLEAparticipant, Cognitopia systematically builds independence and optimizes
Image shows New, visual navigation of portfolios with ability to flag (yellow star) any portfolio as the default.

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 and aspirations, we are excited to give you a peek behind the curtain to see what’s to come in our
Image Referencing How Cognitopia was developed with Evidence Based Practices

Evidence Base for Cognitopia

Remote coaching and support tools with Cognitopia assist with longer term, successful educational and employment scenarios. Image Courtesy: Cognitopia.com The evidence base for the effectiveness of the Cognitopia Platform for Self-Determination is multi-faceted. Cognitopia was developed through highly competitive federal research grants from several agencies, including the National Institute on
Narrative Medicine Care image showing a care Supporter holding a smartphone up for an elderly woman to see as they talk.

Narrative Medicine Approach in MyLife Helps Patients Tell their Story

When there is turnover in health care or caregiving staff, or when existing staff are overextended due to personnel shortages, even the most skilled healthcare professionals can inadvertently overlook their patients’ needs. Worse, when a patient is transferred between caregivers or caregiving facilities, critical information can fall even further between

Cognitopia Featured in Major College Special Education Textbook

Released earlier this year, the Second Edition of “Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities,” by Diane M. Browder, Fred Spooner, Ginevra R. Courtade, and Contributors is a commonly used textbook in special education teacher preparation  programs around the world. Julie Henning Julie Henning has been with Cognitopia since 2015.
Staying Healthy Blog - Feature image

Staying Healthy Portfolio: How to Stay Positive, Keep Clean, and Be Informed about the Coronavirus

To showcase how our MyLife ePortfolio tool can be customized, we created a Staying Healthy portfolio with information on the importance of staying positive, keeping clean, and a list of useful resources related to COVID-19. Julie Henning Julie Henning has been with Cognitopia since 2015. In that time, she has

Using Self-Management and Team Collaboration Tools for Pre-Employment Transition Services and Competitive Employment

Person-Centered Planning (PCP) is a common process employed by agencies that provide supported living and employment services to individuals with disabilities. Mandated by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services at the federal level, one goal of the PCP process is to facilitate access to employment services in community settings

Five Tips for Creating an Effective Routine

Within the Cognitopia Platform for Self-Determination a routine is a sequence of steps consisting of actions that lead to the accomplishment of work assignments, activities of daily living, social skills, recreational activities, or any other self-management task. In practice, the concept of a routine may be referred to as a