Spectrum Toy Store: A Shop for Children with Autism in Chicago

After noticing that most parents tend to order toys for their autistic children online, home behavioural therapist Jamilah Rahim decided to open a shop for children on the autism spectrum. As these children's sensory processing often differs and shows a tendency to either overstimulation or understimulation, certain sensations may play a major role. The shop offers objects than can help calm down. (CityLab)

“When kids come in here with behavioral needs, and they’re flapping their arms or screaming, it’s 100 percent acceptable. No one is staring at them. It feels more like a community here.”
Jamilah Rahim

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