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- Dr. Toy's Guide
This website is provided by the Institute for Childhood Resources which selects over 500 toys and children's products for awards. These products are fully described, with company phone numbers to call for more information, plus Dr.Toy's Guide provides resources, articles, links and much more.
- National Lekotek Center
A central source on toys and play for children with special needs
- The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
Special needs section
- Brain Building Toys
Carries educational wooden toys including building blocks and puzzles.
This company offers books and games that encourage children to meet their developmental tasks, learn to deal with their feelings, and find ways to cope with their emotional, behavioral or learning disorders.
- Claudia's Kids
A doll which introduces children to basic human anatomy, indulge the natural fascination they already have with what occurs inside the body, help alleviate any fears or misconceptions they may have regarding medical procedures and visits to the doctor or hospital,
- Constructive Playthings
This company offers early childhood educational toys, equipment, books, records, tapes, videos, art supplies, and teaching aids.
- Different Roads to Learning
This company specializes in learning materials and playthings for children with developmental delays and challenges. This catalog puts together educational toys and materials that stimulate the skills leading to speech and language for challenged children ages 2 to 10.
- Downi Creations
This non-profit organization has a doll with down syndrome features.
- Down Syndrome
The dolls are approx, 16" long, and have hand-painted faces, custom made
clothing. With their soft, cotton-wool blend bodies and reusable poly limbs,
they are machine washable in the delicate cycle. Dolls are available in open &
closed mouth versions. The also carry "Chemo Dolls".
- Dragonfly Toy Company, Inc.
This company offers a variety of toys for children with special play needs -- such as adapted battery operated toys, adapted art equipment, textured material toys for children who are blind, adapted playground equipment, and books for children and parents.
- Enabling Devices/Toys for Special Children Inc.
This company seeks to improve the quality of life for those with disabling conditions. It is an innovative developer of assistive and adaptive technologies for the physically challenged -- including specially adaptive toys (such as Tickle-Me Dolls).
This company is an invaluable resource for all special needs. Their "Special Needs" catalog features more than 5,000 products for daily activities, therapy, education and fun! Inside you'll find Aids for Daily Living, Vestibular Products, Work Hardening Modalities, Manipulatives, Tools to Enhance Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Adapted Furniture/Toys/Games, plus Sensory Stimulation Products.
- Fun-Attic Sports and Toys, Inc
This company carries the complete exclusive line of Saturnian 1 Sport & Fun Products. The purpose of these products is to keep the fun in sports and provide unique products promoting active play for people of all ages and all levels of ability including the handicapped.
- Fun and Function Special Needs Toys
Committed to providing affordable, educational and therapeutic toys and equipment for all children including those with special needs. Large selection of educational & developmental toys, sensory integration products, hard to find specialty toys, equipment, and resources to therapists, schools & families.
- Innovative Products, Inc
Providing accessible, motorized products for adults and children with disabilities.
- Mobility4kids and Innovative Products, Inc.
Sells battery-powered ride-on
toys for children with disabilities.
- Pleasant Company
This company offers various books and dolls for girls. One of its products includes a doll-sized wheelchair.
- Sew Able line of "Handicapable" Dolls
Has a number of dolls including, dolls with prostheses, chemo dolls, wheelchairs, standing frames, walkers and more.
- Smart Start Toys
Educational toys with a focus on dyspraxia and visually impaired children. Also
carries line of ethnic dolls. Spinoza Bear
This bear was created by a communications specialist and a special education teacher.
Hidden deep in his fur is a high quality cassette tape player and speaker to play his collection of nine
audio cassettes or any standard audio cassette. The collection of tapes includes messages regarding grief, breathing, healthy eating, hope, feelings, creativity, anxiety, and more.
- TFH Ltd.
This company offers adapted toys and products for children and adults with special needs. Its recreational products are specifically designed for the physically handicapped. It also specializes in Celestia (Multi-Sensory Environments) -- an innovative learning aid for those with severe learning difficulties.