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The Adaptive Design Association is offering one-day workshops to teachers, rehabilitation therapists, and other professionals in health care and education. Who are they?
The Adaptive Design Association is a non-profit organization advancing healthcare, education, and social well-being by engaging everyone—novice to expert—in building custom adaptations, discovering untapped potential, and nurturing communities that thrive with diversity.
Introduction to Cardboard Carpentry and Adaptive Design
This all-day workshop is designed for educators who wish to learn the basics of cardboard carpentry and its application to adaptive design. Students will learn material fundamentals as well as construction techniques including layering, measuring, cutting, bending, assembling, and edging. All students will build an individual piece of adaptive equipment to take back to their classrooms.
Introduction to Switches, Electronics, and Adaptive Design
This all-day workshop is designed for educators who wish to learn the basics of switches and their application to adaptive design. Students will work with conductive materials, build battery interrupters and custom switches, learn to solder, assemble 3D-printed custom switches, and modify off-the-shelf toys.
Introduction to Seated Positioning
This one-day workshop is designed for rehabilitation clinicians responsible for seated positioning of clients with physical disabilities. Participants will learn/review the primary principles and techniques for measuring a client, assessing positioning challenges for that client, and goals for dealing with those challenges. Participants will design and build prototype seating adaptations from cardboard, based on clinical profiles. Note: This workshop is for rehabilitation therapists. Earn AOTA CEU
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