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School of Medicine Columbia

12-9-21 or 12-10-21 4th Annual Adapted Toy Workshop - In Person

Type: In-Person
Date: December 9-10, 2021
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC 29203 (Poplar Building)
Cost: Free (Registration is required. You must bring your own toy to adapt.)


Please register for the one day you would like to attend:



About the Program

Just in time for the holidays!

Families, professionals, and school staff are invited to bring battery-operated toys (see examples below) to the SC Assistive Technology Resource Center to have the toys adapted for switch use. The toys should have an on/off switch and only one action. An example would be Flappy the Elephant as he only flaps his ears when he is turned on or Robo Alive T-Rex Robotic Pet that only walks when it is turned on. SC Assistive Technology Program staff and volunteers will help you create your own switch to operate the adapted toys. Everyone will leave with their toy adapted for switch use and a switch to operate it.

See the toys on our wish lists that can be adapted for children with disabilities.
1. Amazon Wish List
2. Target Wish List 
3. Walmart Wish List

About the Presenters

Billfred Leverette portrait

Billfred Leverette

Billfred received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. He has served as a volunteer and mentor for high school robotics programs for 18 years. He is currently the Program Assistant at the SC Assistive Technology Program where he helps people with assistive technology device loans.

Carol Page portrait

Carol Page

Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP is the Director of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) at the UofSC School of Medicine, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disability Resources, Department of Pediatrics. She received her PhD degree in speech-language pathology from the University of South Carolina and her assistive technology professional certification from RESNA. Carol provides trainings at a local, state, national and international level on assistive technology for persons with disabilities of all ages, their caregivers and professionals who serve them. Training topics include augmentative and alternative communication, software for reading comprehension and writing, computer access and a variety of other resources.



If you need an additional accommodation to participate, please contact us at least one week prior to the workshop via e-mail or by phone at 803-935-5263. 

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