Free Items for Children with Special Needs
Here is a list of Free Items for Children with Special Needs. Some of these are found on Meriah Nichols Website. There are more things listed there, as well.
Ones We Have Participated In
Songs of Love Foundation this one was AMAZING, and they are so wonderful! We just applied for another piece for another one of our children.
Weighted Blankets, Lap Pads, and Fidgets go above and beyond to accommodate you. We did give them a small donation because they made four blankets, six-lap pads, and several fidgets. Again, above and beyond.
Make a Wish, and if you go through MAW, you can also receive a scrapbook from Crops of Luv. Wow. MAW provided something I never thought I would be able to do. Not only did they take my HUGE family, but they added in H’sH’s biological brother and sister. Also, my sister and brother-in-law raise those kids. In total, 13 people were going without a blink of an eye! Crops of Luv, words cannot express my son’s joy at seeing your creativity with his Disney scrapbook.
Rare Bear Program. Such a cool thing. They ask what your child likes and try to create a bear with that fabric. It is very well made and very well-loved.
Free Cake from Icing Smiles. We have just applied to this, so I will keep you posted.
National Park Pass includes anyone in the vehicle with your child. The child HAS to be in the car. We have used this quite a bit, and it is a lifesaver.
Ones We have Not Yet Applied For
Bikes: here’s a comprehensive list from the Friendship Circle’s blog of places to turn to for an adaptive cycle. (note: scroll down – the formatting of their post is a little different, and it threw me off for a minute).
iPads: Danny’s Wish awards iPads to kids with Autism. Applications are open from Sept-December 31st every year; iPads gave out in April.
Angel Flight: free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need.
First-Hand Foundation: providing gas money, parking, transportation related to a child’s care, vehicle medications, equipment, and more.