The Sensational Child is a unique place where individuals with autism and other disabilities, and their families can find information, support, therapeutic toys, medical equipment, and understanding. We host informational events, enrichment programs and playgroups designed to provide social and learning opportunities in a comfortable alternative to home or school.
Our retail store carries books that focus on autism, living with disabilities, and learning differences and modalities. Our playroom provides a sensory rich adaptive environment for children to play while parents shop. As a Durable Medical Equipment, we also supply diapers, bedliners, and other medically necessary equipment to families and group homes where they are needed. We are currently credentialled with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare and Neighborhood Health Plans of Rhode Island.
Our store and vocational training program provides valuable work experience for individuals with special needs, and a chance to socially interact with the community, while practicing important work and life skills. The enthusiasm and dedication of our staff is truly inspiring.
Navigating the complex world of a disability can be overwhelming, especially after an initial diagnosis. We understand, and we can help.
A Special Plug from the Bug!!!
Thank you New England Pest Control for allowing Nibbles the Big Blue Bug to help spread the word about the Sensational Child and the products and services that we offer to Rhode Island’s special needs community. Thanks to your generosity, we hope to reach out to even more families who drive down route 95 this May.
Look for us on Channel 6 and CW28!! Thanks to FLICKERS and the 7 Day PSA contest for local filmmakers, The Sensational Child now has two PSA’s to educate the public about our services. Check out the creative work done by talented filmmakers Sal Corio from Rhinosaur Pictures and the Udris brothers from Udris Films.
Watch the PSAs:
Udis Films PSA:
Rhinosaur Pictures PSA: