MMI's Adaptive Toys Program Keeps Spreading Skills

February 16, 2023

Monica Pleiss, Jamie Gehringer, PhD, and Korey Stading
Monica Pleiss, Jamie Gehringer, PhD, and Korey Stading

A group of 10 families, as well as volunteers from the Munroe-Meyer Institute, gathered at the Munroe-Meyer Guild Institute in early December, all hoping to make the holidays brighter for young family members with disabilities.

Organized by MMI’s Monica Pleiss and Korey Stading and led by Jamie Gehringer, PhD, the event helped families adapt toys so that they could be activated via a switch component, making them accessible for children with mobility or movement challenges. Parents who enrolled in the course were given the option to adapt one of two toys, a bubble machine or a drum that lights up and plays music.

Alt text for photo: Photographs of the people involved in the Munroe-Meyer Institute's adaptive toys program.

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