The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, and that means that some of us are stumped on what to get our loved ones. We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas for those families with children who live with ASD. Many of the items are excellent for texture, learning, communication, and emotional control.

  1. Communication Wristbands
    Communication wristbands are a simple way of letting those around you how much interaction you’re up for. This set includes 3 silicone wristbands that use a mix of color, text, and symbols to convey varying levels of desired interaction
  2. Weighted Blankets 
    Reduce your anxiety and sleep soundly with a weighted blanket. Weighted blankets stimulate pressure points on the body, which improves sleep, mood, and relaxation.
  3. Wiggle Cushion
    The wiggle seat is the sensory seat cushion for kids who need that extra fidget to focus. Improves coordination and helps children strengthen their cores and back muscles. It turns regular classroom furniture into wiggle seats for sensory kids. Perfect for ADHD kids and adults.
  4. VR Glasses (Cardboard)
    Bring virtual reality to life with Google cardboard. Using your smartphone and VR apps, this quality viewer puts the world of VR right in your hands, affordably. VR can be very good for those who are anxious about going places.
  5. Liquid Floor Tile
    A hands-on squishy gel experience. Encourages visual processing and sensory stimulation for all ages. Invite sensory-seeking kids to step, sit, or jump on the tiles and watch the colours ooze.
  6. Tower Aromatherapy Diffuser Necklace
    The Tower aromatherapy diffuser necklace is a discreet way to keep your favorite scent nearby.
  7. Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings
    This bag of feelings can be used by playing the feeling out and to build emotional vocabulary.
  8. Snake Twist Necklace
    The snake twist is a bendable necklace or bracelet. Made of dozens of tightly interlocking pieces, the snake twist bends easily into an endless number of shapes. Shape into an eye-catching necklace or bracelet and you’ll always have a discreet fidget at your fingertips
  9. Snap and Click Fidget
    The snap and click fidget is a jointed stim toy that makes a clicking sound when you bend or twist it. Snap it into patterns or shapes or take it apart and pop it back together. A fun tactile and auditory stim toy.
  10. Kinetic Sand
    Bring the magic of the beach indoors, minus the mess. Squeeze it or shape it into whatever you want and then poke it and watch it melt back into its original form. Let it flow effortlessly like a dense fluid through your fingers. It’s kinetic, which means it sticks to itself and not you.

We hope this helps! Happy holidays!

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