8 Exciting Fidgets for Adults

Last week, I wrote a featured blog discussing 5 different fidgets for children with special needs.  Within hours of publishing, the article gained a tremendous amount of attention due to the prevalence of fidgeting among children with and without special needs.  (After all, children will be children and they just have to move!)  As you probably already know, children are not the […]

8 Toys for Auditory Development–2015 Holiday gift guide for children with special needs: Part 1

This morning I awoke to sparkling frost covering blades of grass and my van’s windows.  Though I am not at all ready for the cold (nor will I ever be!), the feeling of Jack Frost nipping at my nose always makes me grin from ear to ear because I know the holiday season will soon be here! […]

iSEQUENCES: educational app teaches social habits and emotions

For individuals on the autism spectrum, learning social habits and emotions may be rather challenging.  Over the past few years, several apps have been developed to help teach these skills to said individuals.  One of these apps is iSEQUENCES, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. iSEQUENCES allows children to practice 100 different sequences about daily situations, […]

Finding Apps for Special Needs

If you are a frequent visitor to our blog, you probably know we cover all forms of assistive technology for individuals with mobility, hearing, visual impairments and other special needs.  In more recent years, one of the more common types of assistive technologies include smartphones and tablets.  By offering a myriad of accessibility options and over 300,000 apps, these smart devices have opened […]

Clothing line changes way children with autism get dressed

Zippers, buttons, and tags–oh my!  These features are found on a majority of clothing.  To many, seams and zippers are, well, seams and zippers; but for several children with autism, these are often insurmountable obstacles. Lauren Thierry, the mother of a boy with autism, created the “Independence Day Clothing” line to help children with autism […]

Differently-Abled Toy Guide from Toys R Us

Here’s something for those last minute shoppers out there – Toys R Us has dedicated a page on their web site to toys specifically for kids with special needs.  The company doesn’t list the toys by disability.  Instead you can find them in categories such as visual, auditory, fine and gross motor, language, self-esteem and tactile. […]