We’re proud to announce today the launch of Adaptoys – adapted versions of popular toys that allow people with physical limitations to experience the joy of actively playing with their families.
In partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, we’re bringing the power of play to the 5.6 million Americans living with paralysis by equipping toys with voice activation, motion sensors and sip-and-puff (SNP) assistive technology.
The toys were shared with Eric LeGrand, former Rutgers football player, and Donna Lowich, a grandmother of three young children. Both spent hours with their families actively participating in the activities in which they were normally relegated to experience as spectators.
“It was amazing to feel that adrenaline again… it just gives me a little piece of independence,” expressed LeGrand.
To help revolutionize playtime for even more families, we have begun a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to produce at least 100 more remote control cars and give them to eligible families for free.
Learn more about how you can support the cause at Adaptoys.org.