In response to the pandemic and need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Paul Tudisco, a young entrepreneur, has switched gears from selling customized stylus devices for people with disabilities to making and distributing face shields using a 3-D printer. Paul wanted to ensure that his friends at ADAPT Community Network were protected during the pandemic and figured out a way he could help by making face shields and distributing them to those who need them. Paul not only is helping ADAPT but also healthcare workers in New York and New Jersey.
Paul’s generosity and efforts to protect people with disabilities, direct service providers, and healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak was recently highlighted in a segment on Spectrum News NY 1. He distributed his first shipment of masks to the nurses at Ocean Medical Center in New Jersey. They stated they were, “So grateful for these handmade masks from such an amazing person.” This week, Paul sent a shipment of face shields to the Direct Support Professionals and residents at ADAPT Community Network. He is offering these face shields free of charge, including complimentary shipping and handling, to all essential workers.
Paul started attending Day Habilitation at ADAPT as a young man and has gone on to achieve extraordinary success. He founded Limitless Stylus in 2012, where he developed and obtained a patent for his devices, which assists people with disabilities in accessing their iPhone, iPad, Android tablets, and other touchscreen devices using adaptive technologies. This device has drastically enhanced the quality of people’s lives by giving them a voice and reconnecting them to loved ones and their networks of support.
The idea for the stylus came about when Paul noticed that using touchscreen devices was challenging for people with limited mobility in their hands and wrists. Paul’s friend and educational specialist, Jonathan Toth, who is part of the ADAPT Community Network, helped Paul push his idea forward. By creating a device that attaches to the wrist of the user, it allows them to use touch screen devices with ease.
“Paul’s outstanding advocacy for others with disabilities has made a huge impact on people with disabilities,” says Edward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network. “By showing people with disabilities how technology can break down barriers and promote understanding and inclusion, he’s inspired many others to follow their dreams. He shows others that talent, vision, and perseverance does lead to success and a great feeling of satisfaction. Paul’s ability to move beyond his own needs and contribute to others in such an important way is a remarkable accomplishment.”
To learn more about Limitless Stylus and the products that they offer, please visit their website at: https://www.limitlessstylus.com