Children with Autism have sensory issues and can be sensitive to sounds or even the feel of their clothing or tastes and even texture 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.
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.
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.
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