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Tzvi Schectman
BY Tzvi Schectman

15 Great Online Toy Stores for Children with Special Needs

Way back in 2011 we wrote up a list of online toy stores for children with special needs. In 2 years a lot has changed. We decided to dig around and see if we could come up with more toy stores selling products for children with special needs.

Here are 15 stores that provide great toys and educational products for babies, children and teens with special needs.

Ability Station1. Ability Station

Ability station provides special toys for  many different special needs and skillsets. All toys are therapist approved for a child’s growth, development and fun.


Amazon sells anything and everything you could possibly think of (ex: Sigmund Freud action figure or UFO Detector). Tucked away in a corner of Amazon are 464 special needs multi sensory toys.

3. Fat Brain Toys

Fat Brain ToysFat Brain Toys provides a comprehensive listing of  toys appropriate for specific disabilities. Caregivers of individuals with special needs can browse through the site and purchase developmentally appropriate toys, games and tools.

Kado Kid4. Kado Kid

Kado Kid offers amazing education products that offer functions and fun while helping kids develop. All of their items are from Weplay, a leading designer in early childhood products.

Different Roads to Learning5. Different Roads to Learning

Founded in 1995 by the mother of a child diagnosed with Autism, Different Roads to Learning carries over 500 products carefully selected to support the Autism Community. You’ll find everything from basic flashcards, books and timers to advanced social skills tools to support you at every step.

eSpecialNeeds6. eSpecial Needs

From oversized building blocks and bungee jumpers to snapwall playsets and sand and water activity tables, eSpecial Needs offers a variety of appealing active play toys for children with special needs, including autism.

7. Fun and Function

Fun And FunctionFun and Function designs sensory toys and therapy equipment for individuals with special needs to help children learn adaptive responses for what they may lack or crave.  Looking for a gift for a child with special needs? Fun and Function has some recommendations.

8. Gummy Lump

Gummy Lump offers toys that make sweet memories:  play food, wooden toys, pretend play & educational toys for toddlers & preschoolers! Featuring Melissa & Doug and other award winning toys.

Playability Toys9. Playability Toys

PlayAbility Toys designs and develops toys for children with special needs. Toys are geared towards children on the Autism Spectrum, individuals who are blind & visually Impaired, cognitive challenges, hearing impaired, physical challenges, speech delay and more.

Special Needs Toys10. Special Needs Toys

Special Needs Toys offers a wide range of special needs toys, from mobile Multi-Sensory, to Swings, Trampolines and other Sensory Integration kits, Switches, rewards and small Sensory toys.

toys r us11. Toys  ‘R’ Us

Toys ‘R’ Us has a complete  “Differently-Abled” Kids section. Categories include: Auditory, Creativity, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Language, Self-Esteem, Social Skills, Tactile, Thinking and Visual

General Toy & Education Stores

These stores do not have a special needs toy section, however a number of their products are perfect for children with special needs.

Lakeshore Learning12. Lakeshore Learning

Lakeshore is dedicated to creating innovative educational materials that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a lifelong love of learning. Although not specifically targeted towards children with special needs, a number of their products can be very useful for children with special needs.

Oompa13. Oompa

At, you won’t find toys with batteries, over-stimulating blinking lights or commercially commissioned cartoon characters. You will find a well-edited selection of delightfully modern toys that are thoughtfully designed and superbly crafted.

Growing Tree Toys14. Growing Tree Toys

Growing Tree Toys is a specialty toy store committed to providing educational toys that challenge, stimulate, and encourage children to express their creativity.

15. Toys To Grow On

Toys To Grow OnToys to Grow On has everything from baby & toddler toys to activity toys, art projects and educational toys for the preschool years. Whether you’re looking for unique learning toys or super-safe toys for infants and babies, you’ll find them at Toys to Grow On!

Did we miss a special needs toy store? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Tzvi Schectman

Written on October 21, 2013 by:

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+
  • What about Abilitations? And Harris Communication (for deaf and HI kiddos)?

  • Janet Wininger

    I’m a librarian who does a sensory storytime and I’ve found some great things from Discount School Supply and the Therapy Shoppe. So, not exactly toy stores but they both have lots of toys and stuff!

  • Nick W

    Yes, because a Sigmund Freud action figure with a distinctly phallic cigar

    • Nick W

      …is good for kids!

  • amylou

    Enabling Devices for kids that need adapted toys.

  • For Handicap kids parents, I find it as a complete source to grab the useful toys which can inspire them to learn while playing in an interesting way.

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  • Courtney D. Sebastian

    Discovery Toys has some great products for kids with special needs. The girl that I take care of has CP and she adores the Discovery Toys I bring over for her to play with. Check them out at

    • Kele Hester Ivey

      I sell Discovery Toys, and they are great for kids with a variety of disabilities.We even have a couple of lists of Todd that are appropriate for developing certain skills!

  • Kids Toy Junkie also has an excellent selection. It is a specialty toy store from Iowa which specializes in unique educational toys made in Europe which encourages creativity and learning. The website should be back up for use shortly as they are going through some revamping, should be ready to go after the new year (2014).

  • Kelly Savage

    Check out The Special Needs Store at – offering a wide variety of products and resources for parents, educators, and therapists of children with special needs.

  • CPtoys

    Hey there. I am an Australian based OT. You may be interested in the App I have developed for therapists and parents of children with CP. It recommends specific toys to individual upper limb therapy goals. It can be found in iTunes: and further information can be found at We are happy to give promo codes to interested therapists and families.

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  • Deborah Grauzam is entirely dedicated to special needs and has one of the most competitive pricing in the country

  • Ilene Goldkopf

    Pocket Full of Therapy has fun and AFFORDABLE toys. I buy from them all the time and they have OT’s that will help pick things out for my grandchild that is on the spectrum.

  • Stuart Carrol

    This is a site that I found useful:
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  • Thanks for these great sources. Petite Hippo is also a online toy store in Canada that sell eco-friendly and educational toys.


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