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Creator of Adaptive Clothing for Disabled Children Reveals 12 Tips for Dressing Children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy


SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia March, 2013 – The creative minds behind Inspired by Lacey Shea are hard at work trying to make dressing children with autism, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities a less painful experience with specially designed disabled adaptive clothing. To celebrate being featured on national TV in Australia via the TODAY show, Inspired by Lacey Shea has released a FREE report entitled: ‘12 Tips to Making Dressing Dramas a Thing of the Past’ – a useful and informative resource for parents and families of children with disabilities.

Ann Boer, Marketing Manager of Inspired by Lacey Shea says, “Our aim is to provide easy access clothes for children with permanent or temporary disability. Dressing any child or getting them to dress themselves can sometimes be a challenge, so we have released this report to help make the process easier, especially for families with children with autism or cerebral palsy. ”

Six of Ann’s 12 Tips to Making Dressing Dramas a Thing of the Past include:
1. Children of all ages and capabilities should be encouraged to participate at dressing times.
2. Taking clothes off is often learnt before learning how to put them on.
3. Once a child shows interest, self-dressing should be encouraged.
4. By two years of age a child can pull up pants, but may still struggle with shirts.
5. To encourage self-dressing, be sure that the clothes are easy to put on and take off and that the attempt is not taken too seriously.
6. Some features that will help the child to achieve self-dressing are:
•          Front openings;
•          Big buttons;
•          Obvious fronts and backs; and
•          Elastic waist bands in skirts and shorts.

Inspired by Lacey Shea designs and manufactures adaptive clothing for disabled children living with autism, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities. Their clothing range makes it easier and safer for families and support workers to dress and undress children in their care and is practical and suitable for everyday use. It is even x-ray friendly, which makes it easier for children and their parents to go to their regular check-ups, lab tests, and x-rays. Designs are inspired by Lacey Shea – Ann’s granddaughter. Lacey is a resilient child suffering from cerebral palsy who is cared for by her parents in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. Lacey is dependent on her parents for every aspect of her life as she cannot see, speak, or move around on her own.

Inspired by Lacey Shea designs easy on, easy off adaptive clothing for disabled children, which is practical, smart, and trendy. Inspired by Lacey Shea’s range of easy access clothes are brightly coloured with designs that encourage children to feel excited about putting them on and comfortable when wearing them.

To find out more about Inspired by Lacey Shea’s adaptive clothing for disabled children, visit today.


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