As Seen in Westchester Family Magazine: Cool Clothes for Toes

New Special Needs Products and Programs By Jessi Tremayne

For children and teenagers with special needs, attire that is both adaptive and fashionable can be hard to find. Susan Kleiman, president of Ross Daniel Adaptive Apparel (RDAA), made this discovery when shopping for her 16-yearold son with special needs. After a hopeless search, Kleiman vowed to fill this void and provide those like her son with trendy options. She came up with the idea for “Cool Clothes for Toes,” which are socks specially created to fit under anklefoot orthoses (AFOs). High socks must be worn under such devices to prevent chafing and keep skin dry. After much consultation with experienced orthotists and physical therapists, Kleiman developed a product that is stylish and sensible. The socks are comfortable, breathable, easy to clean, and come in an array of fun colors and patterns, including tie-dye, butterflies, and argyle. The offered styles are wonderful departure from the pre-existing lack of variety, and allow for an exhibition of creativity and selfexpression. “Cool Clothes for Toes” are priced between $12.95 and $14.95, depending on the design, and are comprised of 80 percent cotton and 20 percent nylon for a snug fit. Sizes are available from medium to large for both genders, and the socks can be purchased on