“Fashionable Solutions for Special Needs”
Established in 2009, Ross Daniel Adaptive Apparel® (RDAA) is more than a designer and maker of adaptive clothing, we are fashion pioneers and advocates who are filling a niche for the special needs community. We are driven by a fashion initiative that is in response to the lack of sensitivity by clothing manufacturers to the needs of physically challenged – fashion conscious – children and teens.
There are 23 million parents in the U.S. who have at least one special needs child. Children who wear leg braces or ankle-foot orthotics (AFOs) have limited options when it comes to adaptive socks, which need to be worn with AFOs. To make matters worse, many of these children are mainstreamed at school and are acutely aware of their differences.
RDAA’s first offering in a growing line of adaptive apparel are socks for AFO wearers that are functional and comfortable, as well as fun and youthfully stylish. We look forward to providing you with fashionable solutions for your special needs.
Our Fashion Philosophy
At Ross Daniel Adaptive Apparel® we are motivated by a core belief that people with disabilities, and young people, in particular, don’t want to be overlooked by the fashion world. They want adaptive clothing options that are trendy and stylish, just like what is offered to their peers who are unaffected by physical challenges.
Clothing manufacturers have overlooked a large and growing population. There are more than 20 million children and teens who are among the special needs community and require clothing and accessories that accommodate various quality of life issues. Many, if not most, of these young people are completely cognitive and a large number are mainstreamed in our public schools.
Mobile via wheelchair, these kids are constantly reminded of their differences. At RDAA, we want to remind them of their sameness. Our fashion philosophy is what drives our business to provide clothing that is trendy, upbeat and unique, so young people who are physically challenged can creatively express themselves just like their mainstream peers.