Autism Awareness Month

Brightly colored handprints arranged in a seamless tile; colors represent autism awareness.

APRIL is Autism Awareness Month. So, what better time to launch a Sensory Range for Special Needs Children.  Many of my products already cater to special needs children but it felt fitting that I dedicate an entire category to this range as there is such a growing  desire to locate these toys easily.

Sensory products help fulfill the sensory needs of children with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorder. Sensory products strongly stimulate at least one of the 5 fundamental sensory mechanisms in our bodies. Visual, taste, feel, hear and smell. Children with autism and other sensory disorders, in particular,  may lack one or more of these senses or they are delayed. They can greatly benefit from a range of sensory toys and activities. By meeting their sensory processing needs, they will feel calm, focused and organised.

On a much more personal note, I would like to introduce you to my gorgeous nephew, Bailey.

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He has Autism and Global Developmental Delay. Bailey is 10 years old. He was diagnosed at age 2 and since then, his immediate family with the support of us, the extended family, have used and tried many intervention methods too numerous to list here.

Bailey loves many of my wooden toys, one in particular being the Lock Activity Box by MamageniusOriginal Lock Box. It has 10 different latches, locks and doors and gives him hours, and I mean hours, of pure engagement and calmness.

I hope you enjoy the Special Needs Sensory range as much as I have in researching and putting it together. This will be a growing range and I invite anyone to contact me if they wish to see a particular product included that I don’t stock. I would also love to hear your stories and any feedback you may have.