Dedicated to enhancing lives, we regularly create custom systems that not only uplift but empower. This is especially true when organizing for individuals with disabilities. Discover how we've thrown out the rule book as we share our best tips for organizing with purpose when it comes to unique needs.
Autism: A Symphony of Color and Simplicity
Lyndsey Morgan | NEAT Method Dallas - Frisco
Challenges + Triumphs: With high-support needs autism and physical limitations in the mix, organizing can be tricky. Lyndsey employed a vibrant color-coded system for a pair of twins to ensure simplicity and maintain continuity.
- Tip 1: Utilize uniform, lightweight bins for easy maneuverability.
- Tip 2: Implement color-coded pouches within bins for effortless identification.
- Tip 3: Bins in drawers clearly separate each twin’s belongings rather than item type, avoiding any mix-ups.
Cochlear Implants: Elegance Meets Functionality
Susie Renninger | NEAT Method Baltimore - North
Challenges + Triumphs: Managing specialized cochlear implant equipment elegantly was Susie's goal for her teenage daughter.
- Tip 1: Choose aesthetic yet functional trays for daily items.
- Tip 2: Modify trays as needed for cord management and to facilitate easy charging.
- Tip 3: Store less-frequently-used items in a manner that's still easily accessible but doesn’t clutter the daily use area.
Creating a World of Sound with Cochlear Implants
Jessica Moynihan | NEAT Method Boston
Challenges + Triumphs: For Jessica's young son, Landon, an organized, self-sufficient system was key to managing his cochlear implants and associated accessories.
- Tip 1: Maintain easy access to all essential items for quick and simple fixes.
- Tip 2: Instill a sense of independence through simple, self-advocacy actions like adding stickers.
- Tip 3: Prepare extra labels to ensure a swift transition when a label wears out.
ADHD: Organizing with Empathy and Engagement
Emily Christopher | NEAT Method Sacramento
Challenges + Triumphs: Emily strategically and empathetically organized for clients with ADHD, ensuring their involvement and minimizing overwhelm and indecision.
- Tip 1: Prioritize client involvement and understand their unique organizational needs.
- Tip 2: Directly assist in deciding which items to keep or discard, rather than create overwhelming “homework.”
- Tip 3: Respect and adapt to the client’s attention span and decision-making capabilities.
In every home we visit, we meet individuals with their own unique needs and requests. Our job is to create systems that make their daily life a little bit easier and a lot more joyful. By listening and understanding any restrictions, we develop spaces that are not only meticulously organized, but also intentionally crafted for each person we work with. Connect with your local NEAT team to learn more about our services.
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