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Harkla is a small and dedicated company whose goal is to provide families with the best products and resources for raising a child with special needs.

We think children with special needs should have every opportunity to live happy and healthy lives.

Harkla has sought out avenues to have an impact in the special needs community through our blog with actionable advice from experts and our commitment to donating 1% of every sale to the University of Washington Autism Center. To date, Harkla has donated tens of thousands of dollars to autism research!

We so believe in our products that if you aren’t 100% satisfied, we aren’t satisfied either. That’s where our 100% lifetime guarantee comes in - no questions, no fuss.

Harkla also sponsors an Autism Parent Support Group on Facebook that we welcome you to join! Click here to request to join the Facebook Group.

We love to support our troops and their families! That’s why we’ve partnered with Autism Care Today (ACT) by donating products to their organization every month. If you are in the military, please contact us for your military discount code at support@harkla.co.


Casey Ames

Harkla was founded by Casey Ames in 2015 after he saw a gap in knowledge and quality for special needs resources. After discussing it with his family, who are all educators, it was clear more could be done to support and cultivate remarkable experiences for special needs families at home as well as in the classroom.

Nicole Przychodzen

Casey set out to build a company dedicated to helping families and children through exceptional, high-quality products with a goal of relaxing, relieving, or creating joy in a family's special needs journey.

And the Harkla family grew! In 2017, Nicole Przychodzen joined Harkla and took up the banner of high-quality products and great customer experiences. Nicole is a mom of 5 boys and has firsthand experience going to OT and doctor’s appointments, navigating the special education system, and trying everything to help her son get to sleep at night.

Josh Fern

With empathy, Nicole carries our mission that every individual, regardless of disability, should have the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

Amelia Tiedemann

In 2018, Josh Fern joined our ranks to reach more people with Harkla’s stellar communities and tell more people about our high-quality, special needs products. He hopes to help families discover the right product for their special needs experience.

Later in 2018, Amelia Tiedemann brought her talents to our team as brand manager. Amelia is passionate about developing a product aesthetic that works in your home and the classroom. She aims to create customer delight in every step of your journey with Harkla.


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