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Parents create solutions for children with special needs

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-01-04 10:52

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Aviva and Haskel Weiss, from USA, started Fun and Function, a company that creates unique solutions, games, clothes and toys for special need children. The couple founded this company after realizing they couldn’t find kid-friendly sensory tools that would fit for their family’s needs.

“All of my expertise as an occupational therapist goes into each part of this company and our products. Improving the lives of kids with special needs is our driving mission. My husband and I, along with our growing team of experts, have spent much of our waking hours building this dream. Everything we make is kid-friendly, affordable, and most importantly, makes a real developmental and therapeutic difference in the lives of children. And everything we do is guided by these values.
We design, innovate, and iterate and we don’t do it in a vacuum. We reach out to the therapy community and to parents continually to explore ways to improve and to find inspiration to create anew. Our weighted compression vest is a great example. After we originated the concept, we heard from parents who wanted more adjustability, so we added velcro. Then we heard it was too large for some kids, so we made more smaller sizes. Then we shared ideas for cool vest graphics so everyone could vote on the final choices. We don’t know everything, but we do know you help make our products better”, Aviva explained.

The products were developed to help children with Autism, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Motor delays, visual motor integrations, among others.

Adapted from: https://funandfunction.com/about/

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Aviva and Haskel Weiss, from USA, started Fun and Function, a company that creates unique solutions, games, clothes and toys for special need children. The couple founded this company after realizing they couldn’t find kid-friendly sensory tools that would fit for their family’s needs.

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