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  • Mother GooseSKU #9309
    Nursery rhymes are better than ever when recited by Mother Goose herself! Activate a switch and Mother Goose reads five cherished nursery rhymes set to music.
    $60.95
  • Pete & TweetSKU #1133
    This dynamic duo provides hours of entertainment. Pete the farmer sways and sings “Zip a Dee Doo Dah,” while Tweet the bluebird sings along.
    $60.95
  • Pony PalSKU #916
    Pony Pal moves forward, swishes its tail, and makes noises when you activate your capability switch. This product is also available at a discounted price if you order it as part of our Plush Toy Special Offer - #904W
    $41.95
  • Pretty Kitten meows as it moves back and forth when you activate your switch. This product is also available at a discounted price if you order it as part of our Plush Toy Special Offer - #904W
    $43.95
  • Pudgy PigletSKU #312
    Pudgy Piglet moves its snout and wiggles its tail then moves forward when you activate your capability switch.
    $44.95
  • Puppy DogSKU #889
    This adorable, lifelike little pup barks, wags his tail and swings his head when his playmate activates a switch.
    $45.95
  • RustySKU #1074
    Rusty Our adorable painted pony will put a smile on everyone’s face.
    $42.95
  • Shelly SeahorseSKU #4084W
    Activate your capability switch and Shelly Seahorse plays uplifting calypso music while her belly glows with ever-changing colors. This product is also available at a discounted price if you order it as part of our Plush Toy Special Offer - #904W  
    $29.95$48.95
  • Sydney sings and sways to five classic nursery rhyme songs: “Row Row Row Your Boat”, “Skip to My Lou”, “Pop Goes the Weasel”, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, and “London Bridge is Falling”.
    $60.95
  • No obedience school necessary! This soft and cuddly puppy walks, barks and wags his tail when you activate your capability switch.
    $51.95

What Are Adapted Plush Toys?

Electronic plush toys that make sounds and move offer entertainment, stimulation and education. An adapted plush toy lets people with disabilities enjoy these soft friends. It features a plug for an adaptive switch activated using a method that works for the user. Adapted plushes and adaptive switches fit a wide range of motor skills thanks to our large selection of products.

Benefits of Adapted Plush Toys

Plush toys adapted to work with ability switches provide similar benefits to stuffed animals without electronics. An adapted stuffed toy:

  • Provides comfort: A child with special needs or adult with an intellectual disability has many adventures ahead of them. Their soft companion will offer security and familiarity when things become unfamiliar.
  • Builds confidence: Giving a person with special needs their very own plush toy makes them feel like a leader. As their buddy’s caretaker, they get a confidence boost from the responsibility they have.
  • Helps social skills: Many children and adults with disabilities talk to their plush friends, allowing them to practice language skills. They also learn how to interact with others through their imaginary relationship.
  • Promotes emotion management: Soft, plush toys offer an outlet for the owner’s feelings. When they have an emotion they don’t understand, they can use role-play to figure it out.

Who Benefits From Adapted Plush Toys?

Three main groups enjoy switch adapted electronic plushes:

  • Children with special needs: Children with special needs like cerebral palsy may need a switch adapted plush to get the most out of their abilities. A stuffed animal for a child with special needs can entertain those with a motor or intellectual disability.
  • Adults with disabilities: Adults who have intellectual disabilities can also appreciate electric stuffed toys. They get the same benefits as children with disabilities, including comfort and skill building.
  • Children with autism: A stuffed animal for a child with autism promotes healthy social interactions and sensory processing. The plush toy’s soft texture calms them down when they feel too much or not enough stimulation.

How to Use Plush Toys to Develop Your Child’s Skills

Parents can give their children with special needs adapted stuffed animals to teach them skills like:

  • Cause and effect: When your child presses their ability switch, the toy comes to life. Playing with their soft friend helps them understand the connection between the two events.
  • Social skills: Your child can learn how to communicate and get along with others through interactions with their stuffed toy. They can practice these skills with their safe and trusted friend.
  • Emotion management: A stuffed animal serves as a healthy outlet for emotions. Your child can hug their buddy when they feel sad or learn how to talk about their feelings with them.

How to Choose the Right Adapted Plush Toys

The right choice of plush toy for a person with a disability depends on their preferences and abilities. Think about their favorite animals and characters, and see if there’s a similar stuffed toy – whether a soft hopping bunny, an adorable dog, or a cuddly kitten. Try to involve them in the decision-making process. Remember to check if the toy works with the future owner’s adaptive switch or purchase a switch to accompany the toy.

Let Us Adapt a Stuffed Animal for You

If you see an electronic plush that you want to adapt, reach out to our development team. We’ll work with you to add the modifications required to make it work with your adaptive switch. Call us at 800.832.8697 X320 or fill out our contact form for more information.