Monthly Archives: March 2014

How to power down and restart your iPad?

Sometimes an app running will appear to freeze or cut out. There
are a number of reasons for this ranging from a memory issue to an a bug
in the app. itself. If it is a memory issue then powering down the iPad
and restarting usually fixes the problem.

Here is how you can power down and restart your iPad.

Locate the iPad’s power button as shown.



It’s the same button you use to temporarily shut off the iPad.




Push the power button and hold for a few seconds until the red slider comes on the screen.



Slide to Power Off

To restart the iPad, hold the power button down for a few seconds.
The white apple icon will appear. Continue to wait until it fully powers
back on.



Socks Stand for Solidarity on World Down Syndrome Day

shutterstock_130699232Hello Spring! May we ask you not to march Old Man Winter off just yet? We can
use some of that cold for a good cause. This year, as we mark the ninth
anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, attention is focused on people living with Down Syndrome and those who live and work with them.

The global solidarity message this year is to keep your feet in lots
of socks. Keep your feet warm for a good cause and let them help to
spread a message of care and enlightenment.

This year’s theme “Health and Wellbeing – Access and Equality for
All” reminds us of why we need to spread the message that people with
Down Syndrome need our enlightenment to live fulfilled lives.

Down Syndrome is a genetic condition, and with the correct diagnosis
and accurate, evidence-based information, most people with Down Syndrome
live normal, active and productive lives. It is important that parents,
teachers and health care professionals know how to help these people
reach their life goals.

with this year’s celebration comes a unique tool that does just that.
Studies have shown that people with Down Syndrome have difficulty

Discovering Emotions with Zeely as seen in iTunes

Discovering Emotions with Zeely as seen in iTunes

processing facial expressions such as surprise and fear. Discovering
Emotions with Zeely is an iPad app that helps people with Down Syndrome
learn to better recognize facial expressions. You heard right – there’s
an app for that!

The app is an education tool that helps parents, educators and
therapists working with children with special needs. It is a unique tool
that collates data and helps parents or caregivers monitor the child’s
progress either in school, in the therapy environment or at home.

To mark World Down Syndrome Day, we are making Discovering Emotions with Zeely free to download on March 21.

You can download the app for free here. 

Don’t forget to share the love by wearing lots of socks today and
remember – “Health and Wellbeing – Access and Equality for All”.

Special Needs Fair Ottawa 2014

If you are a parent to a child with special needs this event is
perfect for you. It’s the Special Needs Fair that brings together
the best of what Ottawa has to offer the Special Needs community.


Special Needs Fair 2014

Special Needs Fair 2014

When: Saturday March 22, 2014

Where: Jim Durrell Arena, 1265 Walkley Road
, K1V 6P9

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm