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Dressing Stick

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"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, or mobility disabilities to dress independently. To make this device, pre-drill starter holes in each end of dowel. Insert dowel into pipe insulation, if desired. Put a dab of glue in one hole of in the dowel. Twist the cup holder into hole, being careful not to split dowel. Put a dab of glue in open hole at other end of dowel. Twist the hat/coat hook into hole, being careful not to split dowel. MATERIALS: One 24-inch dowel, 5/8-inch in diameter; one 1.25 inch cup holder; one plastic-coated hat/coat hook; glue; and 24 inches of pipe insulation with 5/8 inch hole (optional). TOOLS: Drill.. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry. TITLE: Dressing stick. WEB SITE: Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, at http://www.uchsc.edu/atp/. REF: Make 'N Takes. Assistive Technology Partners can also be reached at 1245 E. Colfax Avenue, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80218; (800) 255-3477 (In state only), (303) 315-1280, (303) 837-8964 TTY, (303) 837-1208 Fax

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