Marc J. Tassé, Director, Nisonger Center
Not only is it helpful for parents to have access to toys adapted for their child with special needs, but we also offer guidance from occupational therapists and volunteers, who assist parents in how the toys can be used correctly.
A special toy library housed at The Ohio State University Medical Center functions as a resource for parents who want to encourage their child with special needs to play, but are unsure which toys might foster their development. It also helps those who want to preview how well their child responds to various toys before making a purchase.
Some of the toys in the library, which is located in the Medical Center’s Nisonger Center, are customized for children with disabilities. However, many of the toys are ones found at any toy store yet are adapted for children with special needs. Examples include children with decreased fine motor skills or limited mobility.
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