Jigsaw puzzles are great fun and educational for children and adults of all ages benefit individuals with cognitive disabilities and/or developmental disabilities including autism, Down's syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Jigsaw Puzzles build mental acuity, visual-spatial skills, critical thinking and patience.
Jigsaw puzzles teach many valuable learning skills such as hand and eye coordination and shape recognition. Puzzles are also excellent for finger dexterity and problem solving. For those with either permanent or temporary disabilities, puzzles can bring enjoyment and dignity, not to mention building or maintaining skills.