Discovery Toys Announces Partnership with Autism Speaks

Discovery Toys® announces partnership with Autism Speaks Nationwide –Discovery Toys®, America’s Premier Educational Toy company Ila Jean Traudt, Sterling Educational Consultant with Discovery Toys looks to help families support their children with Autism.

Lawrence, KS, August 08, 2006 --( Discovery Toys, America's Premier Educational Toy company, based in Livermore, CA announced at their annual convention in July that the company will be partnering with AUTISM SPEAKS to help raise funds, awareness, and to assist parents, caregivers, and teachers in supporting children affected by autism. For 28 years, Discovery Toys has focused on learning through play, delivering countless products specifically designed to maximize learning moments across age groups and skill categories. The most effective learning environment for any child is one tailored to that child's specific needs at each stage of development. On its latest, most fulfilling and significant project, DT has interfaced with Patricia J. Krantz, Ph.D., who is Executive Director of the famous Princeton Child Development Institute, to articulate how to use Discovery Toy's toys to deliver a rich, sensory, and educational experience by understanding the most commonly shared learning difficultes and matching toys and activities to support tailored learning programs for children with Autism. 

"I am thrilled that Discovery Toys is giving us the opportunity to help parents encourage the skill-building activities that can make a difference in the progress of their children; this is truly an opportunity to enhance the lives of children affected by autism everywhere.", says Independent National Distributor Ila Jean Traudt. "This is an effective way for my national team of consultants to give back to the communities everywhere in the U.S."

Discovery Toys is the leading direct seller of educational toys, books, and software, and sells its products through approximately 36,000 Educational Consultants in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1978 with a two-fold mission, Discovery Toys strives to enhance the lives of all children by providing developmentally appropriate products that make learning fun and to offer flexible career opportunities that allow distributors earn an income making their own schedule. You may reach Independent Distributor Ila Jean Traudt, for information about the company's products and career opportunities, by callling 785/690-7310 or via the website .

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