Like many great things in life, our company was born of the desire for change. We started Fun and Function because we couldn’t find kid-friendly sensory tools that would fit our family’s needs. So we channeled our frustration and turned it into a passion for creating the best sensory toys and tools on the planet.
All of my expertise as an occupational therapist goes into each part of this company and our products. Improving the lives of kids with special needs is our driving mission. My husband and I, along with our growing team of experts, have spent much of our waking hours building this dream. Everything we make is kid-friendly, affordable, and most importantly, makes a real developmental and therapeutic difference in the lives of children. And everything we do is guided by these values.
We’re all parents
Even though we’re pediatric therapists and educators by trade, we’ve got kids too, and we’re our own customers! We’ve been there before...in fact, we’re still there. :)
We’re all special and that’s a good thing. We support and relate to each person's needs, and know that our differences make the world a better, more fun, and more interesting place to be!
A collaborative company
We design, innovate, and iterate and we don’t do it in a vacuum. We reach out to the therapy community and to parents continually to explore ways to improve and to find inspiration to create anew. Our weighted compression vest is a great example. After we originated the concept, we heard from parents who wanted more adjustability, so we added velcro. Then we heard it was too large for some kids, so we made more smaller sizes. Then we shared ideas for cool vest graphics so everyone could vote on the final choices. We don’t know everything, but we do know you help make our products better.
We only sell products we believe in. To help you choose, we share straightforward information, clinical insights and experiences from our customers -- especially your reviews since real life is the best test lab!
We're on the same team
You are part of the process too. We absolutely see our customers as part of the team, and we love it when you reach out to us with feedback and suggestions. Please know we are here to help you make the best choices for your child or school!
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help your child succeed!
Launched in 2005 by pediatric occupational therapist, Aviva Weiss and her husband, Haskel, Fun and Function LLC has been lauded for “normalizing” the experience of being different, and helping children achieve their fullest potential. Weiss was inspired to start her own company when she discovered that one of her children had sensory processing disorder. She was frustrated by the lack of kid-friendly products, inconsistent quality, and high pricing.
Today, pediatric therapists and parents value the innovative products from Fun and Function that build skills and self-esteem in children on the autism spectrum, with sensory processing disorders, speech/developmental delays, and other challenges. Daycare administrators, schools, and hospitals praise the craftsmanship and versatility of the products which foster inclusion, enabling children of all abilities to navigate their differences through play.