Schenectady Elfuns and GE Volunteers
Toy Modification Program 2009 Summary
Many of our communities’ physically and mentally challenged youth lack the motor control to manipulate the small switches on the majority of today’s toys. The Toy Modification Program provides large switches and associated modified battery operated toys to over 10 licensed service providers in the Greater Capital District area. The group also modifies computer mice to allow activation of the left click mouse button by one of these switches. This allows a therapist to work with a client at a computer. The program also repairs toys/equipment for these providers. The program thanks the support of the GE Volunteers Asian Pacific American Forum for assembling many of the switches and the Northeastern Woodworkers Association for supplying the wooden bases for the switches. Contact ElfunToyMods@nycap.rr.com for more information.