Custom Adaptation

A-Frame Ladder

Description: 

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted A-frame ladder for a child with microcephaly, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, and low muscle strength to use for strengthening exercises and promote standing and other mobility.

Abduction Blocks

Description: 

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted abduction blocks for an individual with multiple sclerosis and hemiplegia to use to exercise.

Access Platform And Rail

Access Platform And Rail
Description: 

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted access platform and rail for a child with cerebral palsy to allow her to access an interactive white board at her learning program.

Access Stairs

Description: 

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted set of stairs to access a bed for a child with cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and vision and hearing impairment.

Access Steps For Bathtub

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a teenage girl with short stature to independently enter and exit a bathtub. A stainless steel rail was installed along the side of the tub that extended five millimeters out from it.

Accessible Shelves For Freezer

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with upper extremity weakness to access the shelves of an upright freezer.

Adapted Battery-Powered Tricycle

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a child with multiple disabilities, including cerebral palsy and lung disease, with a means of independent mobility.

Adapted Classroom Chair

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child with neurological disabilities to participate in the classroom. This chair began with the standard classroom chair. Side supports were created from metal plates and fixed to a bracket underneath the seat.

Adapted Crib

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with spinal cord injury to care for her infant as independently as possible. A standard wooden crib with drop sides was adapted.

Adapted Dining Chair

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide seating with sufficient postural support to enable a young adult with Down syndrome to eat at a dining table. An existing dining room chair was adapted for this purpose by adding seat inserts.

Adapted Headset

Adapted Headset
Description: 

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted headset for an adult with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and spinal fusion. This individual has limited mobility, can only lift her arms to her chest, and cannot bend her neck.

Adapted Hobby Craft Handle

Description: 

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized adaptation of a carder handle used by an individual with gripping difficulties in her craft hobby of making items out of the hair of pets.

Adapted Play Frame

Description: 

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To custom adapt the height of a play frame for a child with multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, visual impairment, and developmental delay.

Adapted Potty Chair

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child with global developmental delays to use the toilet unaided. An existing Goanna potty chair was adapted to fit over the toilets in a school setting.

Adapted Recreation Scooter

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: Provide affordable adapted recreational equipment for children with disabilities.

Adapted School Desk

Adapted School Desk
Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child with neurological disabilities to participate in the classroom. This adaptation was based on a standard student desk with a torso cutout.

Adapted Sewing Machine Controller

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to operate a sewing machine. A plywood box was built to house the sewing machine foot pedal.

Adapted Ski Pole

Adapted Ski Pole
Description: 

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with grasping disabilities to use a ski pole. A glove was specially sewn from a mitt to contain just two fingers. The fingers fit on either side of the post.

Adapted Spoon

Adapted Spoon
Description: 

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted spoon for an adult with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and spinal fusion. This individual has limited mobility, can only lift her arms to her chest, and cannot bend her neck.

Adapted Squirrel Stander

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child with cerebral palsy and a chronic lung disease to stand. This stander has a plywood base and radiata pine uprights and a fabric back. The base is adjustable so the frame tilts up to 10 degrees backward.

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