6 New Tools for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Design With Asperger's in Mind
"The Asperkid's Launch Pad: Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes" is a book for parents of children with Asperger syndrome to use in order to prepare a supportive home environment. Author Jennifer O'Toole is a Charlotte mom of three who has Asperger's. She uses her experiences to give readers a room-by-room guide of how surroundings can affect their Asperkid.

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Kibbee ID bracelets are an exclusive item created and sold at Dave Engraves Inc. in Mint Hill. The identification bracelet can be customized with an engraved picture, and more importantly, a child's medical information.

daisy.jpg Organize the Day
Easy Daysies 50 magnetic scheduling and organizational system can be used for mapping out a daily routine or labeling a lunch box. Great to help children with special needs stay focused and organized by providing visual cues, and helping them know what to expect throughout the day.

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The See Touch Learn App helps children make connections between words and pictures, and offers lessons to teach your child different scenarios, as well as track their performance. The colorful high-resolution images keep children interested and enhance the effectiveness of this visual learning tool.
Available for iPad, Free.


Understanding Feelings
Help your child say exactly how he's feeling, even when communication is difficult, with the My Feelings Hand Puppet Set. The puppets come in sets of 10 and have detailed expressions to help children learn about and express happiness, sadness, fear, anger and embarrassment.
Ages 1 and older. $73.99.



Functional Fashion
Promote independence and self-confidence with Myself Belts, a belt with an easy-to-fasten Velcro closure. Designed for children ages 2-12, the belts are perfect for small hands and for children who struggle with fine motor skills.