Back to School Resources for Special Needs Families

Back to School Guide for Special Needs Families

Our kids will be back to school before we know it. Plan for your child’s school year now with articles for parents, teacher resources, explaining your child’s disability to teachers plus other resources like visual supports, social stories, school rules and more. Forward this link to other special needs families as well as your child’s teachers and support team. Read more

Max standing frame EasyStand ipad

iStand and Play iPad: Wordless Wednesday

Don’t just stand there, do something fun like Max! He stands in his EasyStand Bantam while playing the “Magic Piano” app on his mom and dad’s iPad! To read more about the fun things Max does while standing, check out his EasyStand customer story or blog. You can also read more about iPad apps for kids with special needs.

Max standing frame EasyStand ipad

Have you tried the new iPad yet? What do you do to make standing more fun? Let us know in the comments below!

iPad Apps for Kids with Special Needs

UPDATE: Please check out our follow up post, “iPad Apps for Kids with Special Needs, Part II” for a more recent list of the best apps for children with special needs!

The iPad has gotten a lot of people excited. There are many different ways an iPad can be used as a tool for educators and students (of all abilities) to use in the classroom, as well as fun and learning at home, too! A great way to combine iPad education and fun with physical therapy is to have kids who normally use wheelchairs to stand up in a standing frame while playing iPad like Max. Often kids who use wheelchairs like to do activities in their stander that able-bodied kids may do while sitting down, so iPad time is a great opportunity to get some weight bearing in their standing frame. Let’s take a look at a few applications that are fun and stimulating for kids with special needs (they are all FREE unless noted): Read more