12:32pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Top Stories

Holiday Toys Adapted for Tennessee Children with Disabilities

Credit tacnashville.org

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An East Tennessee organization is holding a "Toy Tech" party Monday to adapt Christmas toys for children with handicaps.

The East Tennessee Technology Access center will adapt the toys for children with disabilities that prevent them from using their hands to play in the typical way. Center director Lois Symington says the Center is getting a lot of request to adapt a Tigger toy that’s popular this year.

“You push Tigger’s paw and he starts to dance and jump around and sing, but if you can’t put your fingers together because you don’t have the fine motor skills, or you don’t have the strength, or maybe you don’t even have fingers, you’re not going to be able to turn that toy on."

Symington says there are Technology Access Centers in Nashville and in Chattanooga as well. The Nashville facility says it will be holding a similar toy adaption program December 15.

To learn more, visit tacnashville.org.