Under Construction ~ Site Will Be Back September 1st

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Thank you all for the support you have shown for  ~ Mymanyspecialways ~ since we launched in April. I wanted to do my best to keep everyone updated on free events in and around King County, free iPad educational downloads and lots of resources, but this summer has been a doozy for my family. The unexpected passing of a family member has left me with little to no time to post. I don’t want to stop doing this site,  since it is my own way of fulfilling an advocating passion that I have and is a way for me to connect with others in my community. So I have decided to put the site under construction till just before school starts. This way I can spend the quality time with my family that is needed and work on the extra things I have been trying to bring to the site since I launched it back in April. Please do come back in September and I should have all the kinks work out and family things in order by then. Stay tuned!!!!!!!

Thank you all ………Tracy Smith

MYMANYSPECIALWAYS WILL RE-LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 1st, 2014

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Autism Resource of the Week – Over 50 Free, Fantastic Visual Supports

Wanted to share with everyone a great resource that I found from a great organization F.E.A.T. of Washington.It was posted this morning so I am pretty sure it is still available. Once you get to the main site make sure you download, since I am unsure how long this will last!! Please share with all you think might benefit, this would be an excellent resource for many!!

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Special thanks to F.E.A.T. of WA for sharing!!!! Click on link below…….and get ready to be amazed!!!

Victories in Autism

Get 2 Free Amazon Kindle Books : Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism and Asperger’s Guide For Parents and Teachers

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$9.99 -> FREE!

Download Autism Spectrum Disorders: ‪#‎Autism‬ and Asperger’s Guide For Parents and Teachers: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Strategies, Therapies and Treatments (ASD Help) [Kindle Edition] from http://amzn.to/1s5ARn2

Find more FREE Kindle books at http://amzn.to/1c5WdIP. You can read Kindle books on your smartphones, tablets and computers with the FREE Kindle apps.

Pixel Press Floors ~ Draw Your Own Video Game

Here is a interesting app your older children may like. Pixel Press Floors. Pixel Press Floors is a promising new iPad app (currently free) that kids can use to turn drawings into pictures. This is the simple explanation of the service. Students draw on specially designed paper (printable) or draw in the app (designs printable). Students then use their iPads to see their drawings become games. Games can be shared with others through the Pixel Press arcade. Watch the video below to learn more about Pixel Press Floors.

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DESCRIPTION FROM DEVELOPER

Pixel Press Floors offers three great ways to play – Creating games with pencil and paper with “Draw-on-Paper” and then taking a picture of it, creating games directly on the screen just like you would on paper with the “Draw-in-App” tools, or playing games already drawn & shared by others in the “Arcade”.

Capturing directly from paper with “Draw-on-Paper” is currently only supported on the iPad 3+ and iPad Mini Retina, and “Draw-in-App” is supported on all iPads 2+.

The “Arcade” is available on all iPads and iPhone 4s+ and iPod 5th Gen+.

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Bring your video game ideas to life, simply by drawing!

Pixel Press Floors is changing the way we experience mobile games by letting anyone be the creator, publisher and player of their own video game. With our creator platform, you can literally draw your own video game – no coding required.

By recognizing the shapes (“glyphs”) you draw on paper or in the app using our “Draw-in-App” tools, we instantly turn your level blueprint into a game that can be tested, designed, played – and most importantly, published to the “Arcade” where others can enjoy your level and you can track how many times it’s played.

**TO CELEBRATE OUR LAUNCH, CREATING IS FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!**

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WHAT DO I NEED TO CREATE?

> Pixel Press Floors app – You’ll need an iPad to “Create-from-Paper” and play – and you can create directly in the app just like you would on paper using touch or a stylus with our “Draw-In-App” tools.
> Paper, Pencil & our Sketch Guide (optional) – Print the free Sketch Guide at home (visit projectpixelpress.com to download the PDF) and take a picture of what you create with your iPad’s camera.

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HOW DO I CREATE?

The glyphs you draw (for example an “x” is a spike and a “+” is a coin) are transformed into gameplay objects. From there you can apply a design to the element, test it, and play it. It’s that simple, and once you learn the glyphs, you’ll be creating like a pro.

Full instructions on how to create can be found in our Sketch Guide and How-to Videos at projectpixelpress.com.

IS THIS A GOOD FIT FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS?

Parents and teachers are already discovering amazing way to use our software to teach kids STEM focused learning principles – such as prototyping, design thinking, teamwork & collaboration, trial & error, and user empathy.

To learn more and become a part of the community, visit education.projectpixelpress.com.

FEATURES

> Run & jump Mario-style gameplay
> Play and create your own games for free – optional in-app purchases to unlock new tools like enemies and new power-ups
> Create with 14 creator glyphs: terrain, moving blocks, ladders, portals, monkey bars, power-ups, coins, super coins, falling blocks, spikes, exploding blocks, start and end position, pits & fire balls, and keys
> Featuring two original themes to create from, “Save the Parents” and “Fiddleheads: Stones of Eden”, and more coming!
> Publish your levels to the Arcade and see level leaderboards, times played, and level likes
> No ads
> Retina support
> Supports iOS 7 MFi Controllers

DOWNLOAD APP HERE : PIXEL PRESS FLOORS

 

PopBoardz – Organizational Ipad App – $4.99 app Free Today Only!!

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DESCRIPTION FROM DEVELOPER

***Free for a limited time only! Celebrating PopBoardz featured on the App Store front page!***

Nimble Presentations. Right at Your Fingertips.

PopBoardz helps to quickly ORGANIZE your thoughts and ideas. All of your PDFs, images, videos, websites and more on one screen. It’s also the perfect tool to let you PRESENT to any size group because you can INSTANTLY SKIP AROUND to relevant sections at any moment. Nothing is more satisfying than having the perfect example or fact “pop up” at a critical moment in a conversation or demonstration.

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“Makes PowerPoint seem obsolete.”
-Rio Phior, Chief Creative Officer, SagonPhior Advertising Agency

“PopBoardz incorporates form, functionality, and mobility into one. We have used PopBoardz as a learning tool here at the College of Arts and Letters with great success.”
-Dean Karin Wurst, College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University

“The perfect app for projects! The script, schedule, cast/crew list, dailies and contracts all in one place!”
-Julie Richardson, Producer of the movie “Collateral”

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Upload Content From…
Dropbox
Box.com
Email
Websites
iPad Camera Roll

Add…
PDFs
Individual JPEGs, PNGs
Folders of JPEGs, PNGs
Videos
Websites
Notes

DON’T DELAY DOWNLOAD APP HERE: POPBOARDZ

$4.99 APP  FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ~ TODAY ONLY

Free Disabilities Event – Challenge Air Event in Everett -Children with Disabilties Flight Day – Saturday August 23rd

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Wanted to share with everyone a very, very special opportunity for our children with Special Needs. Challenge Air with be having an Event next month in Everett, that will give kids the opportunity to learn about planes and possibly fly with a pilot. How cool is that?

ABOUT CHALLENGE AIR

Challenge Air builds self-esteem and confidence of children and youth with specials needs, through the experience of flight.

Since 1993, Challenge Air has enriched the lives of children and youth with special needs through its unique aviation programs. Challenge Air’s mission reflects the life-changing impact the flight experience has on children, families, donors, sponsors and communities as a whole.

With a network of nearly 3,500 volunteers nationwide, volunteers serve as pilots, ground crew, fundraisers, planning committee members and in numerous other capacities. As Challenge Air continues to grow and add more programs across the country, its mission will remain true….. To continue to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to special needs children and youth through the gift of flight.

There are over 102 kids that have signed up. The event is still open, and they give priorities to those who have never experience this event. I went to their site yesterday, thinking it would be all filled up, because of all the sign ups already, but we just got notification today of a flight time, so it looks like my little one will be getting a chance to experience flying in the air.

So please head on over to their site here: ChallengeAir. You will have to create a registration first, then go back to the page for the Everett fly day and sign-up. I do believe there is an age restrictions, it is for kids 7 and up. But all disabilities are welcomed. Hope to see everyone there!!!!