AblePlay: Play Products for Children with Special Needs


Buying toys for children should be an exciting and fun activity. However, for parents of children with disabilities, it can be frustrating and difficult at best. Navigating the toy stores and reading boxes to find out whether the toy will be accessible or meaningful to the child is daunting. AblePlay is a website that provides comprehensive information on the accessibility of these toys for children with special needs.

AblePlay breaks the information into categories, describes the product, defines skills needed and practiced, gives play ideas, and describes adaptation ideas. The website is detailed and a search for toys can be done by category, disability, interest, and educational purpose. This site is a great way to make a wish list or to find just the right toy match for a special child.


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