21 Best Toys for Autistic Children

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have a harder time engaging their imagination during play. The right toys can help engage kids on the spectrum who may not respond to “traditional” toys. For example, sensory toys and other stimulating experiences can be great for kids on the spectrum. Associate professor at University of Washington Raphael Bernier asserts in a recent article on Spectrum News that dedicated play time is crucial for developing cognitive skills.

That’s why we spent the time to hone our list of the best toys for autistic children. Sensory toys are essential for ASD children as they engage their senses to keep them occupied and entertained in a way that other toys can’t.

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Before you settle on one gift or another, note that the autism spectrum is wide and that one child's ideal toy may be boring for another. It behooves you to be mindful of the age requirement for these different toys as well as where your child fits into these age limits. My picks are simply suggestions and in the end, you know what is best for your child.

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