Subscription boxes are a fun way to receive new products bi-weekly, monthly, and more! One of my more recent Accessibility Minute podcasts covers the Spectrum Toy Store. The Spectrum Toy Store is specifically designed for individuals with developmental disabilities. It recently opened in Chicago, but the website features an online catalogue including many of their special needs toys, products, and adaptive equipment. The nonprofit toy store now offers carefully selected products for your child in their CARE BOX subscription program.
How the CARE BOX program works:
You can get started with the CARE BOX subscription program by signing up anytime on the Spectrum Toy Store website and completing a child application. When signing up, you’ll find you can choose from two different delivery plans: monthly or bi-weekly. You can even opt in and out of each shipment! There is no commitment and you’re able to cancel your subscription anytime by submitting a written email cancellation 10 days before renewal date.
The contents of the box will differ for each child. The child application helps specialists select products that may benefit your child’s unique needs. Questions on the application include:
- “What is your child’s diagnosis?”
- “What kinds of toys, sensory products, arts and crafts, etc. does your child play with?”
- “Are there any core areas that are most important to you?”
- “What skill deficits does your child have?”
- And much more!
The subscription program is eligible in all states. Once you sign up, the CARE BOX will be delivered within 3-5 days from the enrollment date each month (or every 14 days for families who selected the bi-weekly plan.) A portion of the proceeds from the program will provide scholarships for out-of-school programming offered to families in Chicago at Spectrum Toy Store.