What do you do when you don't know which toys you can trust for your child with special needs? Most of us might grumble, or try and fail and spend again; Matt McGhie opened his own toy store. "Special Toys for Special Needs is the slogan," he explains. "We like to think of it as a safe zone for parents of kids with special needs. Each toy has some value and can help develop some motor skill or satisfy a need. Each toy is also approved by a licensed therapist as bringing value to a child's development. If it isn't productive, we don't carry it."
At Ability Station's online store, you can search for toys by brand, category, disability, price, motor area, age, and type. Learn more about what inspired McGhie to start his business in a recent addition to my Enterprising Parents profiles. Then check out profiles of other stores started by parents of children with autism.
Are you an Enterprising Parent? If you have a business that was inspired by your child's special needs, leave a link in the comments and I'll consider you for inclusion.
Logo courtesy of Ability Station