Several years ago, Ben received a touch screen monitor from an assistive technology organization. Ben found ways to take apart the computer, eat the wires and throw the very light monitor onto the floor. When we tried the programs with Ben, his focus was more on how to eat, taste and destroy the components of the computer, rather than on the actual activity.
After looking for a desk that would serve Ben's needs and not finding one within our budget, I asked my husband's father if he would consider building one. Always up for a construction challenge and helping his grandson, he said yes, without really knowing what he was getting himself into.
We emailed back and forth drawings and designs and finally came up with something we thought would work now and grow with Ben as he got taller.
With the help of his long-time friend and his woodworking workshop, Ben's grandpa built an impressive desk.
I would be happy to provide any information on how this was built if anyone has an interest in making one for their child. We have happily used it for over one year and are still thrilled by it!