Gift Guide for Children with ASD

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During the holidays and before a child’s birthday, parents often ask us what they should get their child with ASD. We decided to create this list of items we use with our own children as well as here at Spectrum.

Simply click the image of the item to be directed to the link.

For the Energizer Bunny Kiddos:

A swivel seat is a fun way for burning off energy in a remote location!


A Bounce ball provides a full body energy outlet!

WALIKI TOYS Hopper Ball For Kids Ages 3-6 (Hippity Hop Ball, Hopping Ball, Bouncy Ball With Handles, Sit & Bounce, Kangaroo Bouncer, Jumping Ball, 18 Inches, Red, Pump Included)

Climbing through a colorful tent activates the senses and prompts creativity in the home.

Pacific Play Tents Kids Peek-A-Boo I See You 6 Foot Crawl Tunnel - Multicolor & Mesh

A great go-to is definitely a good slide! This one was on our Christmas list 🙂

Step2  Naturally Playful Big Folding Slide

Family fun can’t get better than a good old fashioned scooter. Providing a fun way to roam around is an easy outlet for some extra energy.

Gamecraft Safety Guard Scooters (Blue)

For any Harry Potter fans out there, this Snitch Fidget Spinner is a favorite of kids familiar with the famous series.

Snitch Fidget Spinner 2PCS, Hand Spinner Toy Time Killer Copper SNITCH Stainless Steel Metal Fidget Toys Fingertip Gyro Relief Cube Toy Gifts For Adults and Kids (Pack of 2)

For the Artists:

A No Spill Paint Set is a great gift that truly never goes out of style. And also is easy on Mom and Dad.

A Draw & Write Journal is a fun way to promote learning to write!

Lakeshore Draw & Write Journal

We often do Sponge Painting at Spectrum, and find it especially effective when painting hand and footprints!

YGDZ Early Learning Mini Flower Sponge Painting Brushes Craft Brushes Set for Kids Shipping by FBA

A Finger Painting Pad is a great way to get your kiddos hands dirty– in the best way!

Melissa & Doug Finger Paint Paper Pad (12"x18")

Cupcake Crafting is not only adorable, it makes baking even more fun!

For the Sensory Seeker:

An Indoor Therapy Swing is an awesome addition to any living space. Who wouldn’t want to hang in this in their room?

Sensory Body Sock is a fun way to cuddle on the couch– and also be silly!

Orbeez beads are a favorite around here– and provide endless entertainment with the Orbeez collections!

Orbeez Grown Pink Refill for Use with Crush Playset

Suction Cup Builders put a twist on building blocks!

Fat Brain Toys Original Squigz Starter 24 piece set - Suction Construction

Sensory Sand is colorful, engaging, and kids love it.

Sensory Sand Party Pack of Sand with Sea Molds (4 Pack)

For Our Littlest Learners:

Pound a Ball:

Hide n Squeak Eggs:

Bopping Bugs:

Piggy Bank:

Jumbo Wooden Puzzle:

Melissa & Doug Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzles Set - Shapes and Barn

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