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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 children 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 is providing suggestions and resources to help you find inclusive gifts for anyone on your list.

1. Cat & Jack Clothing

Cat & Jack is an 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. 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.

Try to remember that spending time together or sharing a new experience can be the best gift of all. Happy holidays!

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