Author Archives: memoriesforbecca

Animals Offer Us Many Benefits

Pets have many benefits, especially for individuals with special needs. For such individuals, pets provide much more than companionship.

The Human Culture

We started this blog to bring awareness to Usher Syndrome, mostly in an effort to prepare the world for Rebecca, to tell as many people about her and her syndrome as possible to help provide her with a future of inclusion.  We try to keep away from blogging about the negative side of raising a […]

Bird Brains…

    I recently attended a conference in San Jose to speak about what we are doing with Adapt the World Labs.  The conference was the Sensors Expo and more than 7000 engineers attended the show, it was a great opportunity to speak about our mission about using technology to adapt the world. It was also […]

The future of Cochlear implants?

  I found this great article on Hack A Day about some research being done to enhance the quality of sound from Cochlear Implants with a method using light.  Current solutions relay on electrical stimulus and only a small number of electrodes can be used at one time.  This is because electrical signals are difficult […]

2nd Annual Team Becca Fundraiser

Another great time was had at the 2nd Annual “Team Becca” Fundraiser!  The amount of raffle items and the quality of the raffle items was just unbelievable!!  So many amazing people and businesses donated some incredibly awesome raffle prizes, and we are so grateful!!  Ken from KJ Tunes did another great job of keeping the dance […]

Adapt the World Labs

Adapt the world labs is nearly official.  Our logo is complete and the paper work to finalize our foundation is in the hands of the state.  Adapt the World Labs (website coming soon) primary goal is to use technology to develop solutions for people with extra needs and make that technology available to the people […]

A Big Decision

Who would have thought at two years old an important decision about school would be so eminent? Tomorrow Beth and I will sit with all of Becca’s service coordinators, doctors, and representatives from the school and the state.  All told there will be around ten people descending on the Lacourse household to discuss Rebecca’s educational […]