The SC Assistive Technology Program is hosting its 1st Adapted Toy Workshop

The SC Assistive Technology Program is hosting its first Adapted Toy Workshop

November 8, 2018, Columbia, SC -- The SC Assistive Technology Program is hosting its first Adapted Toy Workshop on November 8th and November 9th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the SC Assistive Technology Resource Center located at 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC.

Families, professionals and school staff that work with children with disabilities are invited to bring battery-operated toys to the SC Assistive Technology Resource Center to have toys adapted for switch use. During the workshop, SCATP staff and high school students from Lexington/Richland School District 5 will help participants create their own switch to operate the adapted toys. Everyone will leave with their toy adapted for switch use and a switch to operate it.

“This is a new project of the SC Assistive Technology Program. We wanted to do something to help families, professionals and school staff to make toys more accessible for children with disabilities. By partnering with the students from Rich/Lex High School we are also educating students about assistive technology as a possible career path.” Carol Page, Ph.D., Program Director, SC Assistive Technology Program

The Adapted Toy Workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information about the SC Assistive Technology Expo please call 803-935-5263.

The SC Assistive Technology Program is a federally funded program that helps people with disabilities identify assistive technology that will improve their daily living, their ability to work and learn and be a more independent part of the community. We provide device loans and demonstrations, an on-line equipment exchange, AT reuse, training and technical assistance. We link people with technology and work with consumers, service providers, state agencies and policy makers. Learn more at http://scatp.ed.sc.edu/.