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Specialized Shopping

Able Play
This website reviews and rates toys that are appropriate for children with a variety of special needs.

Apps for Children With Special Needs                                                                                                               An idependent site that recommends apps that are suitable for children with disabilities.  The site contains videos which show how apps work, lists of free apps and more.

Beyond Play
A website devoted to early intervention toys and other products for young children with special needs.

This extensive online library of digital books is available free on a membership basis to all U.S. students with a documented print disability.

Family Village
Links to companies that sell everything from modified clothing to special playground equipment.

Giving Greetings
Sells cards, notepads, jewelry and other products. Illustrated with Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols (PCS).  A good place to find gifts for teachers and therapists.

Independent Living Aids
This site sells a large variety of products for the blind and visually impaired.

Seedlings Braille Books for Children
A great source for low-cost children's books in Braille.

Super Duper Publications
This company, founded in 1986 by a speech pathologist and her attorney husband, offers a wide range of educational and therapeutic materials for kids with special needs.

The New England Assistive Technology Marketplace (NEAT)
NEAT helps people access information about assistive technology. Follow the links to Abledata (a national database) and other helpful sites.

Therapro
This website sells speech and occupational therapy supplies to parents and professionals.

Therapy Shoppe
A good source for inexpensive therapeutic toys, games and gadgets.

Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids
This online catalog from Toys 'R' Us features playthings evaluated by the National Lekotek Center for their effective use with children with special needs.  The skills developed are identified for each toy in the catalog.