If you have a friend who has a disabled child, then you may have a glimpse of the joys and challenges of raising a child with disabilities. Bring laughter, entertainment and happiness to a disabled child who may feel vulnerable and different with creative, unique gifts that you can assemble and deliver to the child on his birthday or for a special event
Entertainment Gift Basket
Fill a basket with entertaining activities for the disabled child. The kinds of games will depend on the physical abilities of the child. For children who cannot use their hands well, you might center your gift basket around DVDs the child can watch or activities she can do with her feet—such as play soccer. For a child who cannot use her legs but can use her hands, fill a basket with art and craft supplies. This is a great way to help the child explore her creativity and a way to help her express herself.
Provide a gift certificate for a weekday camp for the disabled child. This will be a great way for the child to get out of his house, meet new friends, challenge himself in a wide variety of activities and learn how to socialize and have fun. Camp also can be a wonderful place for a child to build his self-esteem and learn to believe in himself. The weekday camp will be a blessing to the parent of the disabled child, who likely longs to see her child enjoy life and do the same activities as other children.
Disabled children may be limited in one or more areas of development, but many children still are able to explore new subjects, entertain their creativity and retain information. Stretch the artistic capacities of a disabled child by buying “arts” classes that fit the child’s abilities. This could mean a painting class, a pottery class, a jewelry-making class, a photography class or a music class. Check with local organizations that educate and advocate for disabled children to get leads for where you can purchase a gift certificate for these types of classes.
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