Toys & Games - Adapted

Toys For Children With Special Needs and People With Disabilities
Shop hundreds of switch adapted toys and games for children, teens and adults with disabilities. Perfect for special education classrooms, therapy practices or your home. These unique adaptive toys for the special needs child include musical instruments, switch adapted plush toys, adapted vehicles, busy boxes, sensory items and more.

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  • ABC ElmoSKU #2135
    Item will NOT ship in time for the Holidays! Join in with Elmo as he sings the alphabet song.
    $68.95
  • Activity GymSKU #2319
    Item will NOT ship in time for the Holidays! One toy—so many ways to play! This versatile and interactive toy offers five different activities as well as music, flashing lights and a mirror! To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below.
    $259.95
  • Item will NOT ship in time for the Holidays! Create colorful designs and patterns with a press of your switch.
    $139.95
  • Item will NOT ship in time for the Holidays! Activate your switch and the dome will rotate and project a moving kaleidoscope of colorful shapes while soothing music plays.
    $53.95
  • Item will NOT ship in time for the Holidays! Join in music time or circle time by simply activating your capability switch.
    $129.95
  • This exciting and hilarious game is now adapted!
    $135.95
  • Item will NOT ship in time for the Holidays! Our best-selling multi-dome activity center, keeps playtime interesting for hours.
    $259.95
  • Aqua DomeSKU #1691
    This unique device uses water, lights and music to create a soothing, multisensory experience. To operate, activate your switch and observe a soft rainbow of changing lights glimmering through gently flowing water.
    $189.95
  • 2019.RevisedATLSpecialOffer
    Buy any three of these bestselling adapted toys for a reduced price. (All Toys also available individually) Light Up City Bus #2107 is temporarily not available, using Bump and Go Train #410 as a replacement. Giggle Gang #5120 is temporarily not available, using Sing Along Sydney #9317 as a  replacement.
    $139.95
  • Item will NOT ship in time for the Holidays! Acoustic? Electric? Hound Dog? It’s your choice with this versatile, switch adapted guitar toy. Activate one switch to hear 20 familiar tunes, the other to hear nine “puppy-themed” songs.
    $132.95

Buying Toys for Children With Disabilities

Play is one of the most crucial aspects of childhood and early learning. Toys help children explore their world, but they don’t always come in accessible forms for those with special needs. At Enabling Devices, we believe that everyone deserves to have fun. That’s why we sell hundreds of accessible toys for babies, children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. Keep reading to learn more about toys for people with disabilities, or browse our products below.

Tailoring Play to Special Needs

Children and adults with disabilities understand and discover the world differently than people without disabilities, but many toys and gadgets don’t cater to these perspectives. Accessible toys let individuals with disabilities interact with the world in a way that makes sense. They also help loved ones join in on the play and learn about these different viewpoints. For example, a toy that lets someone with autism count and sort objects for fun allows the loved one to understand this way to play.

Who Benefits From Accessible Toys?

People with disabilities and anyone who supports them can benefit from these specially designed toys. Babies who are developmentally delayed, children with special needs and adults with physical or mental disabilities can all appreciate them. We most often sell our accessible toys to:

  • Parents and families: Many families buy educational toys for their handicapped children to use at home.
  • Special education professionals: Teachers and therapists who serve children with special needs use our toys to teach them new ideas and skills.
  • Occupational and speech therapists: Certain toys and devices let therapists guide speech and train muscles.
  • Care organizations: Day programs, disability service centers, assisted living facilities and other facilities that care for people with disabilities use play in their programming.

Benefits of Play for Children With Special Needs and People With Disabilities

Everyone learns through play, and playing lets people with disabilities learn skills on their terms. Accessible toys and products offer a number of benefits, including the following.

1. Communication and Social Skills Development

Play allows children and adults with mental disabilities to communicate and share with others. Special education students can pass around music toys to create something new together. If someone can’t express their feelings through language, they can show their reactions to sensory toys and new experiences. Playing with others lets people learning social skills see how others share ideas.

2. Sensory Stimulation and Calming

Disabilities such as ADHD and autism can cause someone to feel over- or under-stimulated easily. As a result, they experience anxiety, focus issues or hyperactivity. Fidget/”stim” toys and sensory toys offer the stimulation or relaxation needed to feel calm and focused. People with all types of autism, ADHD and other disabilities benefit from these devices.

3. Motor Skills Development

People with disabilities can improve their fine and oral motor skills through play. Toys that encourage grasping, hand-eye coordination, chewing and manipulating the mouth help someone develop these capabilities. They also strengthen the muscles used to play with these toys.

4. Visual Tracking and Attention

Visual impairments and blindness make it challenging to keep track of an object’s position. Devices and toys that create bright colors and enticing sounds promote visual tracking and attention because they stand out. Adaptive switches made for people with visual impairments teach them how to use technology with their abilities.

5. Cognitive Development

People without disabilities use puzzles and other brain teasers to keep their minds sharp. So do people with disabilities! They can use a wide range of toys and devices to stimulate their minds and learn cause and effect and how the world works.

Types of Toys & Products Available From Enabling Devices

To accommodate the unique ways that adults and children with disabilities play, we sell a large inventory of accessible toys and other assistive products. The major types of products and toys we offer for individuals with disabilities include:

Adapted Toys

An adapted toy activates with an adaptive switch. Adaptive switches let adults and children with disabilities interact with electronics with a button press, eye blink, mouth puff or other motion. The user can use their switch to tell the toy to move, make sounds or flash lights.

Sensory Toys & Products

Sensory toys and devices stimulate any of the five senses for someone who needs to feel a certain sensation. Some of them relax and soothe, while others offer an intense sensory response. Ask us about our sensory room design and quote services if you need help creating the ultimate sensory space.

Soft Play Sensory

Soft play toys and cushions create a comfortable and safe place for someone to play and relax. They can provide a tactile experience or offer protection for a child who needs to move with extra cushioning.

Communication Devices & Development Products

Communication devices enable children and adults who are non-verbal to “speak”. These tools not only give them a voice but can also be used as teaching tools, building a person’s language skills starting with one message, moving on to two message choices, and so on. Many of our products also make communicating fun with bright colors, custom recorded messages and tactile experiences. People of all ages and abilities can use these devices to communicate with others.

Popular and Current Toys

We see characters like Peppa Pig, Mickey Mouse and Elmo all over the place, but their interactive toys don’t always have compatibility with adaptive switches. Children with disabilities deserve to play with the same toys as their peers. To help, our team switch-adapts favorite children’s toys so that everyone can enjoy them.

Custom Product Development

Everyone should have the chance to play with the toys and devices they like and need. If you have a certain adapted product in mind but can’t find it, let us make it for you! We develop most of the products we sell ourselves and take custom orders including switches, communicators, mounts and more. In fact, many of the devices we sell came about because someone needed a custom product. Our design experts will happily make it for you. Contact us to learn more about this process.

Buy Special Needs Toys Online

Take a look at our toys and devices for special needs play on this page. You can also click the “Product” section of our top menu to look for the type of play you need. We offer a number of easy ways to order the adapted toys you need.

We are grateful to share in your enabling journey.