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Choosing the Right Adaptive Clothing

If you have a child with a physical disability, you know that finding the right clothes can be a challenge.  With a little bit of research you can find the best adaptive clothes to fit your child's needs.  Keep reading for some tips on how to do just that.

Start by researching the available options. There are some mainstream companies that now offer a line of adaptive clothing.  Take the time to determine if their products are actually suitable for your child. Often their clothing are tagged "adaptive" when in reality all they did was a minor alteration to their regular line.  Aside from driving up the price of the clothing, these minor changes, many times will not accomplish anything. 

A great option is to stick with a company that exclusively manufactures adaptive clothes. They typically put in hours and even years of research in order to upgrade their products. You should try to find out what other parents have experienced when using certain adaptive clothing brands. Aside from the other parents, you can try reaching out to your child's teacher or therapist.  They see what other children are wearing and they can be a fountain of knowledge when it comes to adaptive clothing that works.  

You can also contact the clothing companies directly to ask questions about the clothes they offer.   This would also be a good time to ask them for a discount, as many people who work in these places have a soft heart to people with disabililites and like to help however they can.

Adaptive clothing need not be nerdy or boring.  There are great options to choose from, with colorful prints and stylish patterns. Many companies even have contracts enabling them to use cartoon characters! 

So don't hold yourself back.  Get ready for a great shopping experience! 

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