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Toys are believed to help children with autism and sensory needs to feel calmer, however, there are certain toys that might make them feel less comfortable.
Sensory toys are often a great choice for autism toys. Check out our range of squishy and squeezable toys, from brands such as Soft & Slo and Smooshy Mushy. The compactible, slow-rise foam characters have been found to have a calming effect in stressful situations.
Construction and Dough have also been found to be great options for children with autism and sensory needs. With LEGO Duplo, LEGO Juniors and LEGO Classic, there are sets packed full of fun for all ages. Check out brands like Playmobil and Block Tech, for even more creative building choices. Think Dough or compounds would be a good option? Check out Play-Doh or Kinetic Sand for some great ideas.
For advice and information on selecting autism friendly toys, please visit National Autistic Society.