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Posts by Jen Lee Reeves

Born Just Right in the MSI Chicago Wired to Wear Exhibit

People keep saying we are on fire this year. It’s kind of wild to think all our organization and Jordan has accomplished but what we are doing this year is based on work we’ve had underway for YEARS. Our next big event is this WEEK. Jordan’s Project Unicorn prototype and another participant in our BOOST…

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Parenting Teens With a Little Extra Help

[This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication.  All opinions are my own.] Parenting is an adventure. I’ve documented a lot of it right here on this blog for a long time. But lately, I haven’t shared my parenting as much. Mainly, because we are incredibly busy while growing a nonprofit.…

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Mission Accomplished: BOOST by BJR in Bogotá

We are so proud of what Born Just Right’s Senior Program Director Kate Ganim could accomplish with Bogotá’s Fabrilab across two design-packed Saturdays. Four kids had a chance to develop prototypes based on their own limb differences and learn how to make those ideas a reality. Kate wrote up her experience from this past weekend:…

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New BOOST Inventions in Bogotá

Our first international BOOST by Born Just Right workshop started out strong with the help of four creative kids. They gathered with their parents at the Fabrilab, a 3D printing and design center in Bogotá, Colombia. Our Senior Program Director Kate Ganim is in the city and was able to launch one of our workshops…

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BOOST by Born Just Right Workshop in Bogotá

BOOST by Born Just Right is making a visit to South America! Our Senior Program Director Kate Ganim is in Bogotá, Colombia. She reached out to the leaders of Fabrilab to see if she could work with kids in the area who have upper limb differences. Fabrilab is a business dedicated to building 3D printed…

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Microsoft’s #GamingForEveryone Commercial

Have you ever seen Microsoft’s adaptive Xbox controllers? I have tracked its release ever since I learned the disability community worked WITH Microsoft designers to develop the controller. That is what we hope happens every time someone creates a product. Let’s always include the disability community in the building process. We especially need to stop…

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Attend the next BOOST by Born Just Right

A key mission of Born Just Right is to raise awareness about the power of design and STEM education. It also works to build support and grow a community for kids and parents that fosters learning. The learning happens best during our BOOST by Born Just Right workshops. Our most recent one happened last year…

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Anaiss and her Wheelchair BOOST Invention

Each and every participant who joined in our most recent BOOST workshop came to the event with different views and ideas of what interests them. Anaiss came in with an open mind and left five days later with an actual boost to help her reach for items there were just a little difficult to grab.…

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Introducing Boost by Born Just Right

We are so excited to announce the curriculum that makes Born Just Right’s workshops deliver design opportunities to kids with disabilities is officially a part of our organization. After it originated as Superhero Boost/Cyborg, we are renaming it BOOST by Born Just Right. Kate Ganim joins Born Just Right as its new Senior Program Director…

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