---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a training toy for children with autism spectrum disorders. Developed by two child specialists at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Auti is a interactive toy for children with autism over the age of 6 months. It is designed to stimulate their imaginations and teach positive behaviors. Auti is a furry, quadruped toy containing a number of programmable sensors that can detect touch and sound. Auti shuts down in response
The Beeping Baseball is a regulation softball with a battery charged beeper inside, designed for individuals who are blind or visually-impaired. This softball beeps and continues to beep while the pin is pulled out. It allows players to keep track of where the ball is.
DIMENSIONS: 16 inch circumference.
WEIGHT: 19 ounces with batteries.
Dancing Taxi is designed for use by children with cognitive and learning disabilities, limited upper and extremity coordination and strength as a result of cerebral palsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury or developmental delays. Dancing Taxi has bump and go action when you activate your capability switch. It makes car sounds, plays upbeat music and displays bright lights on the wheels.
Pete the Repeat Parrot, model 436, is a toy designed for use by children with communication, developmental and speech disabilities. This colorful toy parrot helps children develop language and sound recognition. Pete the Repeat Parrot repeats anything said in its vicinity, and he moves his feathers and body when speaking. POWER: Uses 4 AA batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 11 x 4.5 x 8 inches; parrot is 8 inches tall.
The Plasma Star is a sound or switch activated toy designed for use by children with mobility, upper extremity, or cognitive disabilities. In the center of this star shaped device is a flat panel disk with a plasma light display. This light responds to music, the user's voice or a connected capability switch (not included). POWER: Uses two triple-A batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 5.5 x 7.5 x 5 inches deep.