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Third Annual Toy Adaptathon at NDSU
North Dakota Ag Connection - 11/24/2021

North Dakota State University's Disability Services, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society are working together to make the holiday season more enjoyable for children of all abilities.

Playing with off-the-shelf toys is often not possible for children with physical and motor disabilities, depending on their unique abilities. However, toys can be modified so the original switches are rerouted to a larger switch that is more accessible and easy to operate.

"We have several student volunteers, using the skills learned in the classroom, committing their time to adapting toys for children with disabilities in our area," said Mark Coppin, NDSU Disability Services director. "Our goal is to make toys accessible to all this holiday season."

Donations from the public also are requested for the families who cannot afford switch-activated toys for their children. Donations can be arranged by emailing

NDSU is partnering with area therapy groups to distribute the donated toys, but also encourages suggestions for any child in need of an adapted toy.

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