I just learned of this awesome project that Hasbro has created by working with parents and professionals from The Autism Project. They are making toys more accessible to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by pairing videos and visual cues with the toys. These help the child learn to play with the toy, then be more creative with the toy and finally to play with another child with the toy. They have great visual supports, such as First/Then cards, Visual Countdowns featuring Mr. Potato Head and Transformers and Play Mats.
I’m very impressed that a toy company has taken the time and put so much effort into a quality program to help children with ASD become more social through play. A big “Hurrah!” to them!
I hope you take the time to look at the video and the Toybox Tools that Hasbro and The Autism Project have created.
Enjoy and let me know what you think.