I have had so many people email as ask where I found the wheelchair mount for the iPad, seen here in this previous posts, so I figured I'd just put it in a post and answer everyone at once. We purchased this mount online -- it's call the articulating arm. This really is an amazing little invention and we use it on a daily basis.
It took a little while to get comfortable with finding the perfect angles for Angela, but I've got it down to a science now and I can set the arm and fold it down very quickly.
The site offers an iPad case but you can find one much cheaper at a store like five below or on Amazon.com. A large peice of industrial Velcro attaches to the case and the other side to the arm. We replace the Velcro on a monthly basis to ensure the iPad is very secure.
Angela contintues to amaze us on a daily basis. She is getting so strong and both visually and developmentally she is really taking off. This week we had her very first IEP meeting which went great. The IEP it's self was pretty easy -- Angela was offered more than enough services. We petitioned for in home therapy since we are not ready to send her to school due to our desire to create permency in our home. I was able to talk down her therapy hours as in my opinion, allowing her to live life outside therapy is totally the best kind of therapy.
Anyway, it wasn't exactly the IEP that I felt was so great, it was Angela's presentation during our meeting. Just a month ago when I took her for her evaluation I spent most of the meeting giving her verbal cues to stop many behaviors such as gazing at the lights and wringing and biting her hands. This week I had to correct her maybe only once. She was amazing. I wheeled her into the meeting and she greeted everyone with a smile and hand wave. She played with her iPad and her toys the entire meeting. She was very social, making random eye contact with the therapist throughout the meeting and sending a little wave to them.
It was so amazing to see.
We had to change most of her goals as she has progressed so much since last month. Heck -- last month she was totally tube fed and now she eats everything! Today she also began to drink from a sippie cup -- so far today I've gotten about 4 ounces down -- that is so impressive!
Angela turns three on June 3rd and less than a week later we go to court and finalize in the eyes of the law what we already know in our hearts -- she's ours! I couldn't be happier to be her mommie. I thank God on a daily basis for choosing me for this very cool adventure.