Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gifts for Kids With Special Needs

It's that time of year already! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other holiday filled with gift giving, it is time to think about what to give your loved ones. This can be difficult when thinking of what to get a friend or relative with special needs. Here is a link filled with considerations for gift giving to children with Autism:

Gifts for Kids With Autism |

Many of the parents of the kids I work with like to identify adapted toys in therapy catalogs as potential gifts. The families then provide their friends and relatives with links to the therapy companies' websites. This is especially a good idea when the child has physical disabilities that limit the way he can manipulate commercial toys found in local retail stores. Here are a few companies to consider purchasing special needs toys from:

For infants, toddlers, and preschool age children:

For children of all ages:

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