That being said someone posted a link to a blog that is just great has a ton of "out of the box" ideas for taking care of their special needs daughter the link is HERE.
While reading her blog she had a a tutorial about switch adapting a toy. This is where I discovered what battery interrupters were. I thought that you had to do some crafty wiring to adapt toys. I didn't realize it was as simple as turning a toy to the "ON" position and slipping one of these nifty little things in between the battery and coil. This will only work for toys that have an on and off switch not ones that you have to push a button to make them light up or turn on...those I guess you need to do the fancy wiring to. So, I searched the Internet for the best price. Of course ebay had none that I found. I found a website for $10.78 each BUT shipping was $9.80 (total rip off) I quoted a few other sights as well and some had shipping as high as $14 including Amazon.com...so without searching for hours I think I found one of the best prices. I bought 1 of each 1 is for AA batteries one for C, and D. Total cost was $31 and I like that I was able to check out with paypal. I just ordered them tonight and I am super excited to get them in and find some toys that I can use them with.
I found this LINK to make your own battery interrupter.
Another great link for Teaching our special needs children through switch adapted toys HERE. I'm going to have a lot of fun with these when they come in the mail!
I'm currently research different toys I could possibly uses this with so far my favorite is the bubble machine. I have lots of toys on hand that will we have bought for him over the years that are all going to have a whole new life to them.
|I seen this for $65 adapted on ebay $23.47 on Amazon This was actually on my list to buy off ebay for his birthday.|
|Seen this with built in switch for $44.51 on Amazon it is 13.29|
Today was also Jacob's last day of school for the summer this is his and his brother's 1st day together of school and the last until next year. They look thrilled lol