All I Want for Christmas is My Two AT (Part 3)


By MATP Staff Member Laura Hall

Dear Santa,

I’ve had a wonderful year working for the Michigan Assistive Technology Project (MATP), and have had a great time learning about and experiencing new AT.  First, I discovered that AT is everywhere, even in the Tupperware that I have been using to improve my cooking!  Secondly, I was able to research devices and products that helped me become and more independent and efficient pet owner in preparation for our webinar on AT to Help Care for Pets.  Then, I received a good assessment for assistive technology to help in my workspace. Recommendations from the assessment led to me the Mount N Mover, a swing away tray system that allows me to work anywhere.   Since I’ve been so blessed this year my AT requests this Christmas are inexpensive and quite low tech:

Now Santa, wouldn’t it be great if you could have a glass of milk with these cookies I left you?  If you bring me the Roll N Pour, it could be all yours!  I could put a whole gallon of milk in the device and pour you a full glass of icy cold goodness with the effort of just a few fingers.  Some people may call this bribery – I call it…pointing out a mutually beneficial opportunity!

As one of my New Year’s Resolutions this year, I have vowed to cut down and sugar and carbs, but we both know I’m a sucker for pasta.  We also know what a mess I can make with spaghetti.  It may seem silly to you, but the Twirling Spaghetti Fork seems like the perfect solution.  Not only would it help me eat more neatly, sparing me embarrassment and laundry money, but by reducing my frustration, I am less inclined to stress eat, therefore reducing my overall carb intake as well.  Are you following my logic here, Santa?

In all seriousness, I hope your bag contains some special AT gifts for those that need them this year.  Thanks for considering things that would make my life easier.  Till next year!

Laura Hall


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