Who We Are

A nonprofit organization

building custom adaptations, nurturing communities,

and challenging assumptions. 

What We Do

Adaptations

We create low-cost or no-cost custom adaptations for people with disabilities in a landscape of expensive and non-custom commercial products.

We make this happen using 

accessible cardboard building techniques in our workshop space and with the help of donors
and volunteers.

Education

We seek to share what we know through courses and presentations about adaptive design and cardboard building, as well as hosting field trips and internship opportunities.

We also encourage schools and organizations to send motivated students for intensive study.

Partnerships

We encourage everyone to design and build user-specific adaptations. We wholeheartedly support the founding of similar organizations and non-profits around the world. We partner with local organizations, such as the New York Department of Education to effect community change.

 

Get Involved

A custom adaptation can benefit everyone: the person who uses it, the team that imagines it, the team that designs and builds it, and everyone who hears the stories.

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Upcoming Courses + Events

DEC

Join the ADA team, on December 1st, 2020 for any (or all!) of three design challenge workshops, using materials you probably have at home, to celebrate the day. Don't miss this cardboard carpentry experience in adaptive making!

#givingtuesday design challege workshop

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Book a session for your group today! Beginning with a virtual guided tour of our studio, groups meet our fabricators for an in-depth look into how complex custom adaptations are built as well as build their own cardboard creations. Contact tamara@adaptivedesign.org to learn more.

Virtual visit to Adaptive Design's Workshop
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The Adaptive Design Association  is continually working to make its web content accessible as part of its online inclusion efforts. If you have difficulty accessing our website, please contact us at info@adaptivedesign.org
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