New Resource for Children with Disabilities
- Lekotek, a national nonprofit which is widely know as the leading authority
on toys and play for children with disabilities (they have toy lending
libraries and help parents and providers adapt toys to meet the needs of
children with disabilities) has just launched something called the AblePlay
Rating System.(TM) This free online resource available at http://www.ableplay.org/
features toys rated for their accessibility regarding physical, sensory,
communication and cognitive disabilities. It also includes detailed product
reviews and creative ideas for adaptive play.
developed and produced by the Department of Developmental Services addresses
developmental information for infants, toddlers and preschoolers from birth to
5 years of age. The purpose of the brochure is to 1) facilitate finding and
identifying young children who may benefit from early intervention or
specialized education services, and 2) encourage appropriate referrals
regarding these children to Early Start and Special Education preschool services.
The brochure may be downloaded from http://www.dds.ca.gov/earlystart