December 10, 2009
Interesting video about the work they’re doing at Ohio State University Medical Center for children with special needs. They have a toy library where toys have been adapted to better suit the needs of kids that come to their center. Watch the video
To find out if there is a toy library in your area, visit the USA Toy Library Association website.
For a list of toys that need little or no adapting, see our list of SNAP (Special Needs Adaptable Product) Award winners on our site at www.toyportfolio.com.
For a list of toys for kids with ADHD, read our article. To watch a video discussing the topic, click here.
November 10, 2008
Check out our Special Needs Adaptable Product (SNAP) Award List.
Since we started the Toy Portfolio, finding toys that could be used or easily adapted for use for kids with special needs has been important to both of us. When we started our company in the late 80s there were catalogs that were marking up products so much because they were for “special needs” kids. Many of these products could be found in regular toy supermarkets–so the added expense really struck us as taking advantage of a community looking for information and solid products to bring home. With that as our starting place, we were also committed to finding products that could be used that were the same as the toys enjoyed by siblings, friends and neighbors. A message of inclusion should also be possible in toyland. You’ll find an adaptation suggestion or activity with each product.