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Introducing: AutisMate
An NYC computer scientist was inspired to create AutisMate, an award-winning app that helps people with autism communicate, by his younger brother who has autism. Discover how this research-supported tool may be life-changing for your child, too. (read the story...)

Catherine Zeta-Jones Brings 'The Runaway Bunny' To Life
Three timeless tales will come to life with this audio recording and will help children with dyslexia engage with words and stories. (read the story...)

Perfect 'Pets' For Sensory-Seeking Kids
By combining an extremely soft texture, a small amount of weight, and an adorable animal face, The Sensory University has created a system that will instantly become your sensory-seeking child’s best friend. (read the story...)

Try This Transportable Alternative To A Standard Wheelchair
The Trotter Mobility Pushchair Stroller features a lightweight folding frame with closure straps, making it ideal for simple transportation for children with special needs and parents who want to be as mobile as possible. (read the story...)

Yoga Deck and Ball Helps Kids Keep Calm, Build Strength
This educational card deck is great for all kids who want to find calm, build strength, and practice balance. (read the story...)

2011 Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids® Now Available in Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us Stores and Online
Toys "R" Us provides parents and caregivers with reliable gift recommendations for kids with special needs in its 2011 Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids. Find out which toys are on the list this year and all about the special features of the guide that can help you find the perfect toy for a child of any skill level or ability. (read the story...)

Audrey Kinsella's Children's Book Celebrates Determination in the Face of Disability
Dingle the dog, who is determined to help his handicapped owner, teaches kids the value of hard work, patience, and a helpful attitude in this book by Audrey Kinsella. (read the story...)

Get 20 Percent Off Triaid Tricycles for Kids with Disabilities
Triaid, an innovative manufacturer of special needs equipment for children, offers tricycles especially adapted for kids with disabilities. Get our discount code for 20 percent off! (read the story...)

Books by Samantha McLeod Offer Insights of a Special Sibling
Samantha McLeod's trilogy of children's books document her experience growing up with, and learning to accept and love, a brother who has autism. (read the story...)

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe
These medical ID and awareness bracelets by Hope Paige Medical are a subtle way to keep kids with medical conditions or special needs safe when they're away from home, and they're modern and fashionable enough to wear everyday. (read the story...)

Skoog Makes Creating Music Possible for All Abilities
The Skoog, an innovative new instrument that can play an orchestra of sounds, gives children with special needs the ability to create music. (read the story...)

New HearBuilder Program Teaches Kids How to Follow Directions
Super Duper Publications' HearBuilder series has introduced a new software program that helps kids, with or without special needs, improve their listening skills and learn how to follow directions. (read the story...)

The Super Glider Bike Helps Those with Special Needs Learn to Ride
Glide Bikes' new Super Glider is specially designed to help older kids and adults with special needs learn to ride by first improving motor skills and balance. (read the story...)

Jeepers Peepers Game Helps Kids Develop Early Language Skills
Jeepers Peepers, The Ask and Answer Question Game, puts a fun spin on the age-old 20 Questions game and helps kids develop early language and a host of other skills. (read the story...)

'The Silver Mist' Sheds a New Light on Down Syndrome
"The Silver Mist," a fiction novel told from the perspective of a young woman with Down syndrome, is a touching and unique read that raises questions about the ways in which we view this illness. (read the story...)

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid
An autistic teen hopes to increase acceptance and understanding of those with autism through his book, "How to Talk to an Autistic Kid," which explains autism and its symptoms in easy-to-understand terms. (read the story...)

Etnies Shoe Line Benefits Autism Speaks
Etnies, maker of action shoes and apparel, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, to create co-branded kids' RVM and Fader footwear that support Autism Speaks' mission. (read the story...)

Starabella Series Celebrates Children's Learning Differences
The award-winning Starabella trilogy, about a little girl with learning differences who expresses herself through music, was inspired by author Sharon Fialco's own daughter, who has autism. (read the story...)

Lids 'N Lizards is a Fun and Educational Game for Kids
Lids 'N Lizards, a categorization game developed by Super Duper Publicatons, helps kids with special needs build up their articulation, categorization, and auditory and visual memory skills. (read the story...)

Funzee the Zebra Teaches Kids Everyday Sounds
Funzee Everyday Sounds is an award-winning interactive software game developed by speech language pathologists that teaches kids the sounds of 60 common objects and allows parents to track their child's progress. (read the story...)

The Best Toys for Kids with Special Needs - 2010 Gift Guide
Check out our top toy picks for special kids this holiday season. Then take a look at the 2010 Toys 'R' Us Guide for Differently-Abled Kids. (read the story...)

Gift Guide Tips for Children with Special Needs
The holiday season is in full swing and gift guides have been published everywhere guiding parents on what the hottest toys and games are this year. Many of the guides have breakdowns for ages, gender, types of toys and price point, but what they don’t have is a toy guide for children with special needs. Those parents will need a bit more help when it comes to selecting the right toy for their child. Gina Maranga, Director of Program Operations at Block Institute, a Brooklyn educational facility dedicated to serving the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities, has put together some tips for parents when it comes to selecting toys for their child with special needs: For children under 1 year old – Soft cuddly toys that can be activated to play music; busy/pop up boxes that have a cause and effect response; large, soft plastic, oddly shaped toys that are easy to grab and manipulate. For children 1 -3 years old – Shape and color sorters, medium sized dolls, animals and common objects to encourage labeling and pretend play; push/pull and ride on toys to encourage gross motor movement. For children 3 – 5 years old – Toys that encourage pretend play and expanded language like puppets, dress up sets, doll houses, cooking sets, barns, garages; toys that encourage fine motor skills like chunky crayons, chalk, tempera/finger paints, puzzles, Play-Doh, peg boards, building blocks; toys that encourage early literacy like big books, books on CD/tape, matching games, bingo/lingo. (read the story...)


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