Summit DD and RePlay for Kids teamed up to celebrate DD Awareness Month with a workshop to create adapted toys. Through hands-on instruction by RePlay for Kids staff, the free event taught parents and Summit DD employees how to adapt toys for children with special needs, making the toys easier to activate.
This event was just what one mom needed to turn things around for her. “It’s been rough month, but today was definitely a high-light,” she commented after the event. “It was awesome. I even cried when she was talking about what they do and why. It’s amazing!”
RePlay for Kids is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the availability of toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities. “Young children learn through play and social interaction,” states the organization’s website. “Children with disabilities are no exception…” Volunteer adapters need no experience to modify toys, just the desire to try. Replay for Kids staff provide the tools, instruction and guidance to be successful.
Summit DD staff and parents had a great time learning how to take these off-the-shelf toys and modify them. From the kids’ smiles, it’s easy to see that the day was a success!
Summit DD is looking into future opportunities to collaborate with RePlay for Kids for future workshops. Interested in hearing about this or other great events? Sign up for Summit DD’s eNewsletter informDD at the bottom of the webpage, or read more about other collaborations we have with community partners.