Goal Guide Saves Christmas and Other Cool Features

Each December, a bit of holiday magic blows down from the North Pole and brings Oliver the Christmas Elf to life. While all of our children are dreaming of sugarplum fairies and life-like wooden soldiers, Oliver cleverly hides his fluffy little body in a place that delights, yet challenges, the entire household come first light. But, this year, the children … Read More

Design for Everyone

Cognitopia creates life management apps for people who see the world a little differently. In developing technology that is both intuitive and easy-to-use, accessibility is key to product design at Cognitopia. In other words, “How are we improving someone’s quality of life or helping them better manage daily life, regardless of how they best interact with web-based and mobile applications?” … Read More

2016 ASHA Conference Recap

Convening at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia November 17-19, 2016, the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) annual conference welcomed 16,170 attendees from across the country and around the world. Participating as first-time exhibitors, we had a great response to advanced beta versions of Cognitopia’s Goal Guide and ScanDo apps. Many of the professionals attending ASHA work in skilled nursing … Read More

Using Goal Guide and My Life for IEP Planning

In the past few years I have used Goal Guide app for many of my escapades, a job interview, presentations, and setting goals of course. The Cognitopia website has helped me exponentially with these ventures and I hope they will help you with yours. In February 2016 I presented at the Oregon Association of Vocational and Special Needs Personnel conference … Read More

Using Goal Guide to Find Yourself

Cognitopia stated out as an idea, much like a seed, now it has grown into a beautiful tree with flourishing branches that give ideas, encouragement and motivation. My name is Davan Overton and I have worked with Cognitopia for some years now through 4J Connections program and through an internship as well. I remember Cognitopia when it first started, just … Read More

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 and friends at places like the ARC of Lane County, Pearl Buck Center, the newly launched SLLEA house, and especially the innovative Connections Program run through the 4J school district. … Read More

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 newest Cognitopia web applications Goal Guide, MyLife, and ScanDo. On Day 1, Josh Barbour and Tom Keating presented Technology to Support Integrated Employment: Cloud-based Apps, sharing the latest developments within … Read More

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 knows this from personal experience. Julie HenningJulie Henning has been with Cognitopia since 2015. In that time, she has been involved in customer support, training, marketing, documentation, social media, and … Read More