Toys

AblePlay (http://www.ableplay.org)

Provides access to authoritative ratings and detailed reviews from National Lekotek professionals on toys and other play products. Product information is categorized by disability to simplify toy-buying. Parents and professionals can benefit from insightful play ideas for each toy, as well as from online forums that allow them to share experiences and provide personal advice to each other. AblePlay is a free resource provided by National Lekotek, a division of Anixter Center.

Lekotek (http://www.lekotek.org)

Source on toys and play for children with special needs.

Lekotek Top Ten Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Children with Disabilities (http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/Content3/toys.disabilities.html)

Toys-n-Tech (http://tnt.asu.edu/home/news)

Includes a section on “Ideas to Share” with subsections on functional skills and activities/routines.