Gussner fifth graders help adapt toys during Adapt-A-thon – The Jamestown Sun

Marcy Szarkowski, assistive technology manager at the Anne Carlsen Center, helps fifth graders at Gussner Elementary School in Jamestown take apart a toy penguin so it can be adapted for use for children with special needs.
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Masaki Ova
November 26, 2022 07:00 AM

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JAMESTOWN – Fifth graders at Gussner Elementary School and Anne Carlsen Center employees helped adapt toys that will be given to 12 children with special needs during the Adapt-A-Thon event on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the school.

“I think the best part of this project is that these kids are learning about accessibility, they are learning how to get in there and adapt a toy,” said Marcy Szarkowski, assistive technology manager at the Anne Carlsen Center.

Fifth grader Ayden Thielges said people should help others who need it. He said he helped take apart a toy dog and he and other students were just [...]

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