How to Choose the Right Toys for Children with Autism

Gift suggestions for those with tactile sensitivity issues

Check out Fun and Function. Examples include a weighted Fidget Lizard, and a ‘Plush Pickle’, designed as a weighted lap pad “to provide sensory integration and companionship.”

Also suggested are an LED ball with muted lights that changes colors when handled, a hammock that swizzles 360 degrees, and a mesh therapy swing.

Additional offers include an “In a Pickle” card game for use in sensory integration, weighted bean bags, and a complete sensory survival kit.

While many of the over 800 products they offer are to be used in the classroom, there’s a wide variety of items that are appropriate for the home-setting.