The Death of “Assistive” Technology

By Sean Henderson, Person-Centered Technology Manager The first time I saw an iPhone was at a concert sometime in 2007. The owner lifted the phone to take a picture, turned it horizontally, and, like magic, the screen rotated! I was completely awestruck! I started...

Home Is Where the Kitchen Is

By former Hammer DSP Elspeth Lucas When I was growing up, I spent a fair amount of time in the kitchen- climbing the doorjambs, looking for the cookie jar, and repetitively asking my mother what she was making for dinner. In high school, my best friend’s family life...

Making a House (or Apartment) a Home

By Tim Eshelman, Director of Environmental Services In my 24 years at Hammer in the maintenance department, I have watched many of those we support grow up – many who have become like a family to me. It’s an honor for me to provide those we support with a place they...