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Home Modification Ideas for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Most of the information on home modifications available is for adults with mobility impairments (such as wheelchair users) or for older adults.  Parents of children are often left with a lack of ideas or inappropriate ideas for their children’s needs.

Children are not just small adults; children use their homes in unique ways and need unique modifications to allow them to learn and play to their greatest potential. Play spaces need special attention to create environments for children of all abilites to thrive and grow in.

View resources on common home modifications for children with a range of disabilities:

Looking for home modification ideas for a health condition or concern not listed?  Just send me an email with your request: beyondaccessibility@paigehays.net

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