Talk about a blast from the past! This article was almost 6 years old. I had totally forgotten about it! But, “Gift Guide for Special Needs Families (or teachers and other team members!)” is a great idea for March. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, so you might be doing some gift giving or saying thank you to people you love.
I started poking around on Amazon (as I often do) and came across some really cool stuff! So, next thing I knew, I was putting together a couple of gift guides. I figure, this isn’t necessarily stuff that you know is out there, but once you see it, you may think, “I really want that!” or “I know someone who would really like that!”
So here you go, whether you want a few things for yourself or a fellow Special Needs Mom, maybe someone on your child’s team, a parent dealing with a new diagnosis, lots of good stuff here. Remember that prices on Amazon change all the time, the prices listed are the price at the time I published this. I’ve included great gifts for parents, special education teachers, siblings, and the kids themselves.
Gift Guide for Special Needs Families (or teachers and other team members!)
- 3-piece silverware set-has special handles to make it easy for child to grip
- Special Needs Parent Handbook-If you’ve ever wished that this life came with a handbook, it does!
- Special Needs Decal-I am ordering one of these! Would it be inappropriate if I stick it to his forehead for when I’m not with him? I worry about him so much, sending him out in the world and he can’t talk.
- Disabilities Awareness Flannelboard-I think these are a fantastic gift for a regular ed classroom, Girl Scout troop, any group of kids that you want to talk about Disabilities Awareness.
- All in One Guide to Disabilities Awareness-Great tips on raising awareness, a must have for the parent/citizen advocate and lobbyist.
- Sterling Silver Ribbon Charm-I have one of these but mine isn’t sterling. Has definitely been a conversation starter at times.
- Special Needs Children Set-How cute are these? Again I would use these in a regular ed setting to promote awareness, or if you do bulletin boards or big display windows.
- Special People, Special Ways-Another great book for the regular ed setting to help explain disabilities. Or, for your special needs child to help them understand they are not alone.
- Special Needs Trusts-This is what keeps me up at night. The thought that I can’t be here forever. This is a good and necessary book, because we all need to plan for when we are not here.
- Big Blue Bedtime Book-This bedtime book is great to spend time with your child, while making sure that you hit target areas of speech such as: improve speech and language skills, can be used for focusing on initial, medial, and final positions of sounds.
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