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Terri Mauro
BY Terri Mauro

Find the Perfect Toys with These Special Needs Gift Guides

This weekend marks the official start of shopping madness season. If you wouldn’t be caught dead within 1,000 feet of a mall this time of year, you’ll probably be doing a lot of online shopping, and scouring for those specialty items your child might enjoy. This list of online special needs gift guides is just what you need to find the perfect toy or therapy item for your youngster. I’ll be adding more to it as the season goes along.

Therapist Recommendations

1. 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

From pediatric occupational therapist Meghan Corridan on the blog MAC&Toys

2. Fine Motor Toys: Gift Guide for Hands-On Kids

From pediatric physical therapist Lauren Drobnjak on the blog The Inspired Treehouse

3. Gift Guide for Sensory Toys

From pediatric occupational therapist Alisha Grogan on the blog Your Kids’ Table

Parent Recommendations

4. Holiday Gifts and Toys for Kids with Special Needs

From Ellen Seidman

5. The Ultimate Gift Guide For Supporting Businesses With A Positive Connection To Disability

From Mariah Nichols

6. Six Fun Gifts for Sensory Seeking Kids

From 3 Dinosaurs

7. 17 “Mom-Approved” Gifts for Kids With Special Needs

From Parenting Special Needs Magazine

8. Autism Gift Guide

From Fathering Autism

Online Stores

9. Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids

From Toys R Us

10. Best Holiday Gifts for Kids (and Adults) with Sensory Needs

From Fun and Function

11. Special Needs 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

From Flaghouse

12. Holiday Helpers

From School Specialty

13. Toy & Gift Guide for Autistic Kids and Teens

From National Autism Resources

14. Gift Ideas

From Special Needs Toys

Where Do You Find Ideas?

Have you found some great special needs gift guides? Share it in the comments so we can all get inspired.

Terri Mauro

Written on November 25, 2016 by:

Terri Mauro is a former blog manager for Friendship Circle and Parenting Special Needs guide for She is the author of 50 Ways to Support Your Child's Special Education and The Everything Parents Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder. You can read more of her work on her website Mothers With Attitude and listen to her every weekday on the Parenting Roundabout Podcast. Terri has two children with special needs adopted from Russia in 1994.