The annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Toys for all Tots event took place Saturday, December 9th. Toy Adaptation Program interns and student volunteers were fortunate to work directly with families and children from across Ohio and beyond, instructing them on the toy adaptation process and later donating adaptation kits and adapted toys to them.
An ABC6 news segment covering the event, including intern Victoria Kinzel’s thoughts toward TAP and Toys for all Tots can be found here!
TAP’s chief collaborator and Ohio State Assistant Professor Rachel Kajfez was hosted by the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy on Wednesday, December 6th where the program was able to gain some exposure with faculty, educators, therapists, and students affiliated with the university. In addition, intern Samantha Young was interviewed about the impact TAP has had on her professional development and personal life.
Coverage of the event can be found here.
The Toy Adaptation Program will be collaborating with Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Toys for all Tots event this upcoming month on Saturday, December 9th!
TAP also assisted with this event last year. Through partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Toys for all Tots event, TAP was able to provide access to adapted toys for local Columbus families in time for the holiday season. Find the radio coverage and one family’s testimony to the impact of reverse toy engineering here.
WOSU’s segment was featured on the NPR Facebook page.
The 124th annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference-hosted in Columbus, OH this summer- provided ample opportunity for the Department of Engineering Education to exhibit the research advances, leadership, and enrichment occurring within Ohio State to an international crowd. Read more about the event and inclusion of the Toy Adaptation Program here!
Two Muskingum University engineering science students and Associate Professor implement a toy adaptation program on their campus after attending The Ohio State University’s TAP summer ASEE workshop. Read more about their goals and the uplifting impact they hope to have on families in the surrounding community, here!
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls is an organization that encourages people to be curious and innovative. Read the article written about Toy Adaptation Program here!
Toy Adaptation Program to hold workshop at ASEE Conference on June 24th, 2017. More details and registration can be found here!
In their January 2017 highlights, Ohio State recognizes the Toy Adaptation Program’s work at Toys for All Tots. Check out the Article here!
The Ohio State University published an article on the Toy Adaptation Program and has it posted on their main page at http://www.osu.edu! You can also access the article directly from here.
Sam Hendren at WOSU interviewed TAP staff and a family at Toys For All Tots for a story about toy adaptation! You can listen to the story here.