Sensory Toys For Children With Autism

By | 27/01/2016

Children with Autism have  sensory issues and can be sensitive to sounds or even  the feel of their clothing or tastes and even Autismtexture of certain foods so when it comes to buying toys these things need to be taken into consideration.  The toys should have a calming influence on the child.  Things like lava lamps for instance can be very soothing to an autistic child.  National Autism Resources is the leading online resource for information, advice, toys, gifts, educational products and more.  They have a great range of products to choose from and toys specifically for Autistic children.

Gifts that keep on giving

Often an Autistic child or adult likes to feel pressure on their body and a weighted blanket or a weighted vest will help to keep them calm.   Temple Grandin is a very famous Autistic lady who designed the cattle crush.  the idea came to her  because she liked the feel of being held firmly and had built a similar devise for herself for when she became stressed.  She realized that cattle would feel this kin of distress also and set out to build a cattle crush that would hold a beast firmly at times of high stress.

Tony Attwood is an English psychologist who lives in Queensland, Australia and is an author of numerous books and resource papers on Asperger’s Syndrome.  If you are looking for a gift for an mother of a newly diagnosed child giving her a gift of one of his books would probably be very much appreciated.Book By Tony Attwood

Autism Awareness Month

The study of Autism and how to help those people with Autism is ongoing and as April is Autism Awareness Month it is hoped that many people will donate to help these studies to continue.  April is a time of hope for many and has been celebrated by the Autistic Society since the 1970’s.  This is a time to raise the awareness of Autism and the issues that people within the Autistic community deal with every day.  I hope you will show your support for someone you love in the autistic community by taking part and getting involved.

There was a recent study published in the November issue of  Pediatrics on a new approach to Autism which could boost IQ  that will help them with language and social skills.  This is the result of ongoing studies into early intervention programs.

Summing up

Having a child with Autism is challenging and demanding and parents need as much support as they can get.  Toys that help to reduce the stress levels of the child are always very welcome.  The offer of a helping hand goes a long way to easing their load.

If you want to find a gift that is specific to an Autistic child’s needs then you can be sure to get it by clicking on the banner below and support ongoing research into Autism.

If you would like to leave me a message I would love to hear from you.

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4 thoughts on “Sensory Toys For Children With Autism

  1. Luke

    Great information here. It is interesting how kids use their senses, they always put thing in their mouth to get more information about that object. Because this is the case, it is good to have these type of sensory toys for children. It is good that these toys can bring less stress to parents who have a child with autism, anything can help these situations.

    1. admin

      Hi Luke

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and comments with me. It is great to hear what others are thinking about what I write and I do appreciate this.

      All kids are curious but for Autistic children it is more about their special sensory difficulties. The site I have mention in my article is a specialized site for Autistic children. It is where special education units in schools and other sites that care for and teach Autistic children go to get aids for them.This site I also sell chew toys for kids and if you have a no autistic child who puts things in their mouth one of these toys might be beneficial for them Children like to bite on things when they are teething and a chew toy would be great for them;

      All the best to you and your family.


  2. vivia

    Hi Margaret,
    I believe that it must be really challenging for parents with newly diagnosed autistic children.
    This article has taught me a few things. For example, I can appreciate why an autistic child would feel comforted by a heavy weight. I find a warm embrace comforting as well, and imagine that this is what it must feel like to them.
    Thanks for helping to raise awareness about autism. I think it is something that we all need to be educated about.

    1. Margaret Kennedy Post author

      Hi Vivia,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment on my post and I am so pleased you have benefited from it.

      It is important to raise awareness of Autism in the community as many families with an Autistic child have to listen to people telling them their child is spoiled or just plain naughty. I have personal experience of High Functioning Autism with a family member and I know how little understanding of the condition there is in the community.

      My best wishes to you



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