Hi friends! I am SO excited about this fun find while I was making new friends at the Seeing Beyond the Horizon conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. CHECK OUT THESE CANES!! They are made by Ambutech and I think they are brilliant!! The grips are in different colors with the tips in a variety of colors as well. The main shaft of the cane is still traditional white. Now I know there are some out there that don't like this idea but I ask you, wouldn't this help some of our kids (and teens) use their canes more? The canes still are the same look and feel but with COLOR!
I was just so excited when I saw these canes! I met Gordon Hudek from Ambutech at the conference. He did a great job of showing me the new line. I did give the suggestion that if you can customize your cane with color and stickers, it would be cool if you can use customized stickers with your name on it. I have all my students' canes tagged with their names (we use painters tape) the moment they arrive at camp (can you imagine 60+ canes and trying to figure out whose it who real quick--yikes!).
I believe Gordon told me these hot new canes would be available in the US in June. You have to excuse me with that detail. My precious new baby still keeps me awake with feedings during the night and I often feel that I have eggs for brains ;).
I have to admit, I am a little skeptical with the model. I think it would be cool to find some actual cane users (this model might be one but I'd rather see actual users...). I just think this is such a fun idea for our kids. I think it really brings a coolness factor that our kids are looking for with the cane identification.