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AdaptoPlay​ ​is​ ​a​ ​501​ ​c(3)​ ​tax​ ​exempt​ ​non​ ​profit​ ​organization​ ​of​ ​volunteers.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of children,​ ​family​ ​and​ ​the​ ​interprofessional​ ​community​ ​passionate​ ​about​ ​helping​ ​children​ ​who​ ​are differently​ ​able​ ​serving​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Central​ ​Appalachian​ ​region.​ ​We​ ​aim​ ​for​ ​programs​ ​to​ ​be​ ​at​ ​no​ ​cost to​ ​the​ ​families​ ​that​ ​we​ ​serve.​ ​AdaptoPlay​ ​serves​ ​children​ ​from​ ​birth​ ​to​ ​17​ ​years​ ​of​ ​age.​ ​We believe​ ​that​ ​play​ ​matters​ ​and​ ​that​ ​every​ ​child​ ​wants​ ​to​ ​play.​ ​​ ​Play​ ​is​ ​where​ ​children​ ​develop imagination,​ ​coordination,​ ​physical,​ ​cognitive​ ​and​ ​emotional​ ​skills.​ ​Our​ ​goal​ ​is​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​play activities​ ​through​ ​adapted​ ​toys,​ ​mobility​ ​devices​ ​and​ ​recreational/sporting​ ​activities.​ ​​ ​We​ ​want​ ​to boost​ ​self​ ​esteem,​ ​encourage​ ​independence​ ​and​ ​improve​ ​the​ ​quality​ ​of​ ​life​ ​of​ ​children​ ​of differing​ ​abilities.​ ​Our​ ​hope​ ​is​ ​that​ ​by​ ​offering​ ​these​ ​services,​ ​we​ ​will​ ​create​ ​a​ ​more​ ​inclusive world​ ​for​ ​children.


To create inclusive and independent play for all by innovating mobility, increasing sociability, and fostering community collaboration.


A future where play is without boundaries and inclusive for all.


Core Values

Fun - Striving to make play fun and inclusive
Community and Teamwork - Collaborative inter-professional team passionate about helping children and adults with disabilities.
Creativity and Innovation - Making play accessible for all
Integrity - Honorable and helpful in all circumstances
Safety - Safety first with all projects

Adaptoplay Services


​GoBabyGo​ ​Appalachia​ ​is​ ​modeled​ ​after​ ​a​ ​national​ ​program​ ​that​ ​provides​ ​modified​ ​ride-on toys​ ​to​ ​children​ ​who​ ​experience​ ​limited​ ​mobility.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​a​ ​collaboration​ ​of​ ​children,​ ​families​ ​and the​ ​interprofessional​ ​community.​ ​We​ ​strive​ ​to​ ​be​ ​the​ ​leaders​ ​in​ ​the​ ​innovative​ ​construction​ ​of powered​ ​ride-on​ ​toys​ ​to​ ​promote​ ​children​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​their​ ​world​ ​through​ ​independent​ ​mobility. We​ ​aim​ ​for​ ​all​ ​cars​ ​to​ ​be​ ​free​ ​for​ ​the​ ​children.​ ​Let’s​ ​Get​ ​Moving!


Our​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​developmentally​ ​appropriate​ ​toys​ ​adapted​ ​to​ ​a​ ​child’s changing​ ​needs.​ ​We​ ​want​ ​to​ ​increase​ ​availability​ ​and​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​toys​ ​for​ ​children​ ​of differing​ ​abilities​ ​free​ ​of​ ​charge.


Sports​ ​and​ ​outside​ ​play​ ​activities​ ​are​ ​a​ ​normal​ ​progression​ ​into the​ ​school​ ​years​ ​and​ ​is​ ​a​ ​vital​ ​time​ ​for​ ​socialization.​ ​These activities​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​forming​ ​friendships​ ​and​ ​motivation.​ ​We​ ​believe that​ ​any​ ​kid​ ​can​ ​belong​ ​and​ ​no​ ​child​ ​has​ ​to​ ​sit​ ​the​ ​sidelines. Inclusive​ ​play​ ​is​ ​important​ ​for​ ​encouraging​ ​empathy​ ​and friendships.


Spina Bifida, those 2 words used to have very little meaning to me. Spina Bifida definitely didn't come to mind when I found out I was pregnant. On October 5th 2011, those 2 words were center stage in my life. They stole the show. I went from thinking about what outfit he would come home in, to what Neurosurgeon we would use.

Layton was born February 6th 2012. He was a beautiful 6lb9oz baby boy. He has a L4-L5 defect (Myleomengicile), hydrocephalus, Chiari II Malformation, and Neurogenic Bowel/Bladder. He lights up the room anywhere he goes, and is your typical superhero loving 4, almost, 5 year old.

His mobility is limited to crawling and using his manual wheelchair. He has never been to a park, due to the limited accessibility in our region. He has never got to join a little league team due to lack of resources in our area. When Alex mentioned doing a adapted power wheel for Layton, I was ecstatic. He has never had the chance to roam a yard.. park.. anywhere! There's only so many surfaces he can use his wheelchair on. This program has opened an entire new window for Layton, he gets to experience something your atypical child would. EVERY child deserves that chance. I'm so excited to see how this helps Layton's visual motor skills, following directions, and motor planning skills.

I could never put into words the amount of joy this power wheel has given my child. You just want your kid to be a kid. You want them to play, laugh, and enjoy life. When they have limitations, it's difficult to see them not be able to enjoy those things. I could NEVER say thank you enough to AdaptoPlay, Milligan, and ETSU for giving this opportunity to Layton. He's living his life to the fullest.

Meaghann and John Malone

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(423) 930-8114

(423) 373-​ ​1246

3101 Browns Mill Rd, Suite 6315
Johnson City, TN 37604