Standard toys adapted for children with disabilities

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As the amount of gendered children’s marketing continues to drop, equality and inclusivity grow. Unfortunately for parents of children with severe disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, there are still very few, if any, relevant toys available. Helping to change that is the University of North Florida’s Adaptive Toy Project. Running for five years, the grant-funded project brings physical therapy and engineering students together to adapt off-the-shelf toys for children with distinct needs. Each toy is fully customized based on the individual child’s needs. The student designers meet the child and his or her carers, attend therapy sessions and visit the…

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