Creating Holiday Magic for Kids with Special Needs–Week Five
by Judy Winter/ All rights reserved 2009
Buy age/skill-level appropriate gifts for the child with special needs. Regardless of how well intentioned, inappropriate gift selection for children with special needs hurts. When in doubt, ask parents for gift ideas, or obtain a copy of the child’s holiday wish list. Reserve baby toys (and baby talk) for babies!

Key Note: Toys “R” Us offers it’s annual Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids, a toy selection guide ‘for parents and friends of children with disabilities,’ to ensure that the big holiday toy wishes of kids with special needs come true, too. See my previous post for the link to this terrific resource.

Photo: Judy Winter