Children and adults with disabilities with sensory issues, autism, ADHD, down syndrome and cerebral palsy often find challenges in finding clothing that meets the need of feeling good and appropriate.
Challenges may also include difficulties in handling buttons and closures. Here are 25 resources that focus on shoes, outerwear, and adaptive clothing.
Adaptations By Adrian- Adaptive clothing including side zippers, wide band elastic waist for custom-made capes, wheelchair, pants, shorts adult protectors and cape protecting scarf.
CAPR-Style– Located in the U.K, adaptive clothing for adults and children including feeding tube covers.
Designed By Dignity– Adaptive clothing fashion clothes for men and women.
Down Design Dream– Adapting Clothing for children and adults with special needs
Easy Access Clothing– Adaptive clothing for adults and children.
Professional Fit Clothing– Adaptive clothing for adults and children including adults bibs, clothing protectors and nightware.
Rackety’s- Based in the U.K, products include adaptive clothing for children and adults such as vests, outdoor clothing, and nightwear.
Something Sew Special– Handmade adaptive clothing for children with special needs including bibs, ponchos, bodysuits and bandanas.
Special Kids Company– where every child should be seen and not hidden! International provider of bodysuits for older children with special needs including PEG/tube fed children aged 2-14 years old. Available on all Amazon platforms (.com/.ca/.co.uk/.fr/.de/.es/.it)
Specially For You Inc.– Custom clothing for children with physical disabilities. Products include night wear, dresses, tops, one piece outfits and hooded poncho’s.
Tender Ivy– Onesie garment designed for protecting vulnerable areas.
Wonsie– Based in Australia, products include special needs onesie bodysuits for older children and adults.
Children and adults with sensory processing issues may find it difficult wearing certain types of clothing. The following stores sell items that are for sensitive skin, medically fragile and pressure points.
Cool Vest– products includes children’s cooling vest.
Independent You– Adaptive outerwear, sportswear and sleepwear.
Kozie Clothes– Adaptive medical and sensory clothing for medically fragile and special needs babies and children.
No Netz– Anti-chafe swimwear for boys and men.
SmartKnit Kids– Seamless products for children with sensory issues. Products include, socks, undies, tees and bralettes.
World’s Softest– Socks for sensitive skin
Shoes for AFO’s
The following are stores that sell shoes that fit over orthotics.
Ablegaitor- Orthopedic shoes for children. Can be used without AFO’s.
Hatchbacks– Children’s orthopedic shoes for use with orthotics.
Healthy Feet Store– An online orthopedic shoe and footcare store including AFO’s accommodations.
Keeping Pace– Children’s orthopedic footwear designed for AFO’s.
Shoby Shoes– Custom-made orthopedic shoes and support boots for special needs children
Soft Star Shoes– Will customize shoes to work wit AFO’s and DAFO’s.
Coats for Wheelchairs
Coats for individuals who use wheelchairs made need special clothing. The following online stores, specialize in adaptive outerwear for children and adults.
Koolway Sports– Based in Ontario, Canada, Koolway Sports items include blankets, hoods, and capes.
Silvert’s– Adaptive clothing for men and women including footwear and wheelchair clothing.
Weighed vest can be used for children and adults with autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and a sensory processing disorder.
e-Special Needs– provides a selection of weighted vests and clothing
Fun and Function– Includes items such as explorers vest, fleece hoodies and compression vests.
Another resource to add to the list is Tommy.com. Tommy Hilfiger offers modified mainstream adaptive apparel.