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Advanced Learning Lab in Adaptive Design

Adaptive Design Association

Friday, September 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Advanced Learning Lab in Adaptive Design
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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One-day registration (materials fee may be added for larger projects)
Important: BEFORE registering, contact ADA to confirm your desired date(s). The project you choose may require more than one day to complete. Send e-mail to susan@adaptivedesign.org or call 212/904-1200.
Ended $100.00 $0.00
Continuing ed processing fee
Required if you want continuing education credit from AOTA
2d 10h 38m $25.00 $0.00
Materials fee
Course includes use of all tools and enough materials for small projects. Project using large amounts of TriWall or using expensive or unusual materials will require additional payment. You have the option to purchase your own materials prior to the Lab. Please discuss with Adaptive Design staff before registering for Materials Fee(s).
2d 17h 37m $25.00 $0.00
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Ideal for occupational and physical therapists, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in adaptation.


Earn 0.5 AOTA Continuing Education Units*   Approved Provider logo - American Occupational Therapy

Learning labs provide experienced people an opportunity to further their existing knowledge of adaptive design and cardboard construction.   You build skills through constructing complex user-specific adaptations for clients on your caseload (therapists) or people in your life who require adaptations.

Learning Labs are only offered to those who have successfully completed 2 days or 3 days of the course sequence:  Adaptive Devices: Made to Fit. Those basic courses introduce participants to best practices needed for intervention, including assessment, planning, and construction of a basic user-specific adaptation.

A participant’s readiness for a learning lab is assessed by the instructor at the conclusion of the 2-day or 3-day course.  Your first learning lab should be scheduled within a year or so after completing the basic course.  Labs are individually scheduled as needed.  You may register for 1, 2, or more days as needed to complete your desired project(s).

IMPORTANT:  Before registering here on EventBrite, please contact ADA (susan@adaptivedesign.org or 212/904-1200) to confirm your prior course and choose a date or dates that work for you and our staff.

Adaptive insert over standard classroom chair


  1. Participants will be able to pro-actively design user-specific adaptation/s for the client across various categories, including: Positioning, Academics, Communication, Mobility, Art & Play, and Self-Care.

  2. Participants will improve the ability to write a formal justification for adaptation/s on a case-by-case basis that includes:

    1. How the client is functioning without the device

    2. Why the functional level is problematic

    3. Projected benefits of the adaptation

  3. Participants will be able to create a visual representation of the adaptation needed.

  4. Participants will be able to take accurate measurements of the client and record observations that will inform the customization.

  5. Participants will expand their basic knowledge of construction, cardboard and other materials, safe tool use, and finishing techniques.

  6. Participants will identify and implement the sequential construction steps necessary to produce a functional adaptation.

  7. Participants will understand the steps necessary to provide a user-specific adaptation to the client -- starting with identification of need and ending with the delivery of the adaptation.

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Adaptive Design Association
313 W 36th St
New York, NY 10001

Friday, September 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Adaptive Design Association

Adaptive Design Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that designs and builds customized, environmentally-conscious adaptations for children and adults with special needs. We also provide courses in adaptive design and cardboard carpentry to clinicians, educators, parents and others from all over the world to effectively meet individual need.

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