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Gift Ideas for Children Who Have Special Needs

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Finding the perfect gift isn’t easy—and when you’re shopping for kids and young adults who have sensory issues, physical disabilities or other special needs, it can prove even more challenging. This holiday season, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is providing suggestions and resources to help you find inclusive gifts for anyone on your list.

1. Cat & Jack Clothing

Cat & Jack is a new adaptive clothing line at Target that is designed for all children, from infants to young adults, of all ability levels. You can find stylish pieces free of seams and tags, jackets with removable sleeves, and clothing with side openings.

2. Winter Helmets

Winter helmets are an important and often overlooked necessity if your child is involved in outdoor activities. Learn why Gillette experts advocate for helmet use during winter activities like sledding and consider getting a helmet to protect your kiddo.

3. "Wonder"

Wonder, the best-selling book-turned-movie about a young boy who has a craniofacial condition and experiences bullying at school, is a heart-warming and inspirational story that teaches how to “Choose Kind.”

4. Toys ”R” Us Guide for Differently-Abled Kids

Toys ”R” Us has a Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids to help shoppers identify items that contribute to the development of children who have physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities. You can browse toys online based on specific skills, check out app suggestions, and get advice on “safe play tips” for kids of all abilities.

5. Fat Brain Toys Special Needs Resource Center

Fat Brain Toys has its own Special Needs Resource Center that offers information on developmentally appropriate toys, games and tools.  You can find products specific to developmental goals, or conditions like cerebral palsy, spina bifida and hydrocephalus (and many more), along with useful tips for playtime.

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