- General Office & Adult Services
- Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Toy Center
- Wed. 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Mon. & Fri. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Low Vision Services
- Tues.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- For all hours and locations,
visit the About Us page.
Toy and Resource Center
Why buy toys when you can borrow them? Do you work with children and need a variety of toys and resources? The United Disability Services Toy & Resource Center has the solution for all toy needs.
The Toy & Resource Center is a toy lending library that loans developmental toys and resource materials to anyone working with a child from birth to six years of age, whether he or she has special needs or is typically developing. One of only a small handful in this part of the state, the Center’s members can choose from thousands of toys that kids love to play with and foster essential developmental skills:
- Gross Motor Toys
Gross motor toys, like climbing and riding equipment help children grow strong and healthy. Running, jumping, climbing, riding, they burn energy that makes them hungry and tired. Physical play improves strength, coordination, endurance and balance. Choose from numerous items – and test them before buying at the store!
- Fine Motor Toys
Blocks and other related toys help children with hand strength and pre-writing skills, from building, twisting and putting together to pulling apart. The Toy & Resource Center has many items that will interest children, as well as strengthen those important muscles!
- Special Needs Section
The special needs section offers community resource information, along with specialized adaptive switches, toys and computer training devices for parents, teachers, therapists or students working with children with disabilities, as well as older individuals.
- Social Emotional Toys
Social emotional toys help children learn to play with other children. Dolls, trucks, telephones, puppets and food items create social activities that make their imagination soar! Children learn about other people and taking turns. Pretend play helps them to understand themselves and others.
- Cognitive Toys
Items to develop cognitive skills are words, numbers, pictures, seeing, touching, doing – these are all a part of mental exploration. We have picture cards, sorting activities, puzzles, games and many other items to create stimulating learning opportunities for children.
- Infant & Toddler Toys
Toys for even the youngest of children will help stimulate their natural curiosity. With the large selection we have, members can easily select different toys every other week to carry children to the next developmental stage without spending a dime on buying countless items!
The Toy & Resource Center also has a wealth of resources such as books, theme kits and other information that is useful for anyone with children from birth to age six.
Our staff is uniquely qualified to help members select age-appropriate toys, offer suggestions for fun and creative play, and provide resources and recommendations for school readiness. Unlike most toy stores, children are encouraged to try out toys before making their selections. All toys are washed with a nontoxic disinfectant when returned.
For more information, contact us online or call the Toy & Resource Center at 330.762.9755.
The Center is open Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. and Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Donations of new or gently used toys that can be cleaned – no stuffed animals – are accepted.