Thursday night was filled with joy, learning, and sharing at our Toys for Autism event. Special thanks goes out to our partners, Creative Kidstuff and St. David’s Center, two organizations that are dedicated to supporting families living with autism. Our focus was discovering the toys that will engage your child while also exploring how to target specific developmental goals through play. Those in attendance especially appreciated in-home examples shared by a parent and discovering new and exciting toys. When creating the CK Autism line of toys, Creative Kidstuff and St. David’s Center were dedicated to selecting toys that would have therapeutic impact without looking or feeling clinical. They are all toys you would see in any home. The key is knowing how to use them to expand and develop your child’s skills. And that is what this presentation delivered.
We’re hoping to make this an annual event, so keep that in mind for next year. But until then remember that there are resources within the community that can support you as your explore how to engage your child through play.