Holiday Recipe: Hot Chocolate Floats

an image of hot chocolate floats from the routine Hot Chocolate Holiday Floats

Perhaps you have enjoyed some of our recipe routines in the recent past? Hopefully so. And to keep it rolling, here we go again! This time we are featuring some fun and tasty “floats” that you can make to put into mugs of hot chocolate! Whether just for yourself, your family, or a whole gaggle of friends, you can really … Read More

Showcasing Cognitopia 2.0

Image shows New, visual navigation of portfolios with ability to flag (yellow star) any portfolio as the default.

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 impending release of Cognitopia 2.0. Guided by hands-on input from … Read More

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

An example of a MyLife digital portfolio.

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 build rather than break down one’s sense of self-worth. Enter Cognitopia with its MyLife multimedia digital portfolio that transforms how students can effectively communicate their strengths, goals, and learning styles … Read More

Narrative Medicine Approach in MyLife Helps Patients Tell their Story

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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 the proverbial health care cracks.  Narrative Medicine The importance of … Read More

Cognitopia Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

During October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Cognitopia will be sharing on social media a series of employment-related routines that were creating using the Routines tool that is available on the Cognitopia Platform for Self-Determination, a suite of web-based applications to support self-management at work, at home, and in school.  Routines is a tool for task-analyzing any activity using text, … Read More

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 HenningJulie Henning has been with Cognitopia since 2015. In that time, she has been involved in customer support, training, … Read More

How Autistic Individuals Have Helped Direct Cognitopia’s Development

On Location Building New Video Content

Cognitopia’s development of self-management applications has been shaped by people with autism in ways both direct and indirect. From the beginning we have used a participatory design process whereby students and adults with autism work with us on design iteration and testing. For example, for the last five years, we’ve had a deep collaborative relationship with a local transition program … Read More

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

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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 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