Learn about the benefits of building assistive devices out of corrugated material. This three layered cardboard is lightweight, bendable, strong, easy to work with, and relatively inexpensive.
Following demonstration of construction techniques and a safety orientation for tool use, participants will design and construct simple adaptive items out of cardboard. Projects can include storage containers presentation boards, slant boards, carriers, tactile symbols and simple positioning devices.
We will not be building complex seating systems during this workshop.
Seating is limited to 8!
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 5 hour follow-up project.
PDPs, CEs, ACVREP,
Each workshop participant will:
- Safely use at least 5 hand tools while working with cardboard. Tools will include a serrated knife, box cutter, circle cutter, scissors, ruler, and T square.
- Safely use at least 3 power tools while working with cardboard. Tools will include a jig saw, band saw, oscillating tool, and belt sander.
- Demonstrate at least 3 ways to bend cardboard.
- Plan, cut, assemble, edge, and decorate at least one assistive device made out of cardboard.
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