Current and Future Events

March 2018:

  • During our March 6th open lab, our undergraduate and graduate volunteers successfully adapted 19 toys! Thank you to our 19 participants for assisting us.
  • On Wednesday, March 7th, interns will be traveling to the Columbus Metropolitan Library (Parsons Ave. Branch) to teach middle school and junior high students about the adaptation process.
  • We will have one more monthly open lab March 20th in Smith Laboratory Room 3101. This will be led by TAP Interns. Come join us in this casual workshop repairing and adapting new toys for our families/ toy libraries!
  • Friday, March 23rd, TAP will assist Columbus-area students at Mifflin Middle School with adaptation. Volunteers needed! See our sign-up form to join us.

February 2018:

  • February Open Lab took place on Tuesday the 20th- 11 volunteers and interns successfully adapted 15 toys to be donated to the Nisonger Center and other donation outlets!
  • Tuesday, February 6th, 11 Occupational and Speech Therapists from Nationwide Children’s Hospital attended a presentation and workshop led by TAP Interns. We were so grateful to gain their professional insight into assistive technology used in home healthcare. A total of 50 toys were donated!
  • Saturday, February 10th, 16 teachers from Whitehall School District’s Engineering is Elementary program came to Ohio State to learn more about  toy adaptation methodology and potential integration into elementary environments. TAP/ engineering education students led the event, and 8 toys were successfully adapted for donation.
  • Tuesday, February 13th, TAP assisted in facilitating the MakeOH/IO 2018 project reveal. Learn more about this exciting contest at the MAKEathon website here.

January 2018:

  • Open Labs for toy repair began January 23rd, occurring bi-weekly through the end of spring semester. All are welcome for this casual, recurring event.
  • TAP Interns traveled to the Columbus Metropolitan Library Wednesday, January 31st to deliver a presentation about toy adaptation processes to middle-school aged guests.