Switches can enable children with disabilities to have interesting sensory experiences, activate toys, and access computers. During this class we will look at how to make a simple cause and effect switch with a vibration or sound item.
We will offer the opportunity to make a switch with a plug that can be used in conjunction with a variety of toys, and we will modify toys so that users can use a large switch rather than the manufacturer’s buttons to activate them.
Seating is limited to 8!
Please bring any toys that you would like to modify.
Feel free to wear old comfortable clothing for building and painting adaptive equipment.
5 PDP’s, ACVREP’s, Continuing Ed. Hours
An additional 5 points will be awarded for completing an optional 3 hour follow-up project.
PDPs, CEs, ACVREP,
Each workshop participant will:
- Use a clamp and soldering iron to make smooth connections in electronic circuits.
- Demonstrate understanding of basic electronic circuitry as they connect microswitches, power sources, and effect items.
- Make either a self contained cause and effect switch device or a switch with a neat housing to use in conjunction with other materials.
- Adapt a toy so as to use it with a large switch.
Other Payment Option
To pay by Purchase Order or Check, or sign up with a group of 3 or more, contact Perkins Training Center at PerkinsTrainingCenter@perkins.org or 617.972.7712.
Payment must be received and confirmed in order to secure your participation.
Cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop will receive 50% fee refund.
Cancellations within 48 hours of workshop will not be given a refund.
Questions, please contact: Teresa Pagliuca
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM