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Adapted Leisure

Children and adults with special needs can participate in everyday leisure activities using different items that have been adapted.


Please see below for different ideas.

Music: Radios, cd players, mp3 players and video gaming systems can be adapted



Items that help relax us can be adapted


Games & Toys: Fun items around the house can be adapted






Other leisure activities can be adapted as well

  • By using an Environmental Control Unit, any electrical device could become switch accessible.
  • Environmental Controls: PowerLink and Power Select

Vendors: Ablenet, InclusiveTLC, Enabling Devices, and ToysRUs

Additional Resources


Accessible Play ideas.pdf (664k) 
Adapted Toys Where to Begin.pdf (477k)  
CTG Importance of Play for Children with Disabilities.pdf (139k) 
CTG The Skoog for Making Music.pdf (379k)  
Lekotek tips on toys.pdf (28k) 
What Anyone Can Learn when Playing with Adapted Toys and Switches.pdf (146k) 
Where to Find Adapted Toys and How to Pay for them.pdf (140k) 


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1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
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