Assistive Device Center

A blind student using a custom seat and desk

A blind student using a custom-made seat and desk created by the Assistive Device Center.



The Perkins Assistive Device Center is a workshop that creates customized materials for children with disabilities. A young girl might need a seat insert for more back support; a boy with severe cerebral palsy who loves animals may need an accessible scoop to feed his pet lizard; and many children who cannot work at flat tables may benefit from slanted book rests and activity centers.

The Assistive Device Center designs and constructs such custom devices that help children lead more independent lives. Custom-made items meet the unique needs of individuals while being affordable, durable and attractive. Teachers, therapists, aides and parents from Perkins and the general public are invited to make adaptive devices in the Assistive Device Center by appointment.

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