Over on our business blog we have a Small Business & WAHM Holiday Gift Guide. As much as we love supporting small businesses another cause near and dear to our hearts is Autism Awareness. We have compiled this Autism and Sensory Holiday Gift Guide which will be perfect for anyone on your list.
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Autism and Sensory Holiday Gift Guide
Preschool and Toddler
Young children will enjoy placing cars on the Rolling Rainbow track and watching them zig zag to the bottom. This fun set features a solid wood track painted with bright, kid-friendly water based paint that is non-toxic. Four different rolling wheels create four unique sounds and patterns as they roll down the rainbow track. Great for developing visual tracking, hand – eye coordination, cause and effective, fine motor skills and more. This is a very good introductory turn taking toy to help develop beginning social skills.
Recommended for children eighteen months and up.
It’s fun to learn basic skills with our kid friendly learning shoe. Kids will enjoy the textures, sounds, and smiling face of this friendly shoe as they learn important dressing skills! This multi-sensory shoe includes squeakers, bells, crinkle-fill and is covered with several soft textures. A a child-safe mirror on the sole furthers the exploration! Use to teach primary colors and facial features. Dimensions: 9″ x 10″ x 4.5″ recommend for children 12 months and up.
Get ready for hours of fun with the Mighty Monkeys! Your special child will have hours of fun building fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination and so much more.
Use these fun mighty monkeys to teach about colors, patterns, sorting, counting, color recognition and so much more. A helpful teaching guide is filled with suggestions for your home or classroom. Best of all these sturdy pegs are sure to last for years.
Set includes 25 Mighty Monkey stacking pegs, pegboard and directions. Recommended for children two and up.
Tweens and Teens
This award winning game features full-color pictures with a variety of caption cards. Players must place the best caption with the picture to win.
To play each player draws seven caption cards. A judge draws a picture card and lays it on the table. Next the other players must try to match the funniest caption they have to the picture. The player with the funniest caption wins!
Easily play this game with three to eight players.
Game set includes 150 4”x 6” full-color picture cards, 300 caption cards and directions.
Recommended for ages 8 years and up.
This item is perfect for kids, teens, and adults who are highly visual. This is a fun quiet activity that can be taken anywhere! The larger size of the balls make them easy to manipulate. It will look great in your room or office. Please note: this item is not recommended for children under three.
Visual Sensory Gifts to Promote Calming Down or Sleep
The visual effects of the Tranquil Turtle are stunning. This amazing turtle projects an absolutely mesmerizing underwater light effect onto any ceiling. Set the lighting effect to move or stay still. Want a darker room? No problem easily adjust the brightness with a slide control.
While watching the water effect you have the choice of listening to a tranquil melody or the sound of ocean waves. Best of all this product is designed to help your child fall asleep and will automatically shut off after 23 minutes. Requires three AA batteries and is suitable for children of all ages.
Suitable for children of all ages. Do not leave the infant unattended with this product. This product is not intended for use in a crib.
Turn on the Laser Stars light and watch a cascade of stars float across the ceiling of your room. Watch as stars slowly move and occasional shooting stars glide by. This mesmerizing light show uses both laser lights and holographic technology to create a stunning light show.
This laser system features two precision glass lenses for crystal clear stars on both small or large ceilings. You can adjust your light show by creating thousands of stars with or without cloud formations. This system requires no setup and will fill any size room from a small bedroom, large therapy room, to a warehouse-sized space full of stars. Just plug in the system and it’s ready to go.
The amazing Deluxe Jellyfish Aquarium will bring the look of a beautiful saltwater aquarium to your home, school or office without the responsibility of feeding or cleaning. No maintenance required! Choose from a tower design or traditional aquarium style.
This soothing aquarium switches from five different LED colors: red, yellow, green, blue and pink. Set includes and a low voltage AC adapter. To set up, place the included jellyfish inside the aquarium, add water and a few drops of dish soap, plug in the lamp, and enjoy.
Tactile Gifts for Sensory Disorders
Guaranteed to keep kids hands busy. This ultimate fidget set is a selection of best selling fidgets with a variety of textures and features.
Theraputty has been a favorite of Occupational Therapists for years. Children enjoy developing their fine motor skills working with different resistance levels. This brightly colored, non-toxic, non-sticky putty is fun to mold and stretch, hide coins or small toys and play hide and seek! Theraputty comes in it’s own plastic container. A must have for your therapy room or for the child who needs help developing the fine motor muscles in their hands and fingers
Ages 3+, Grades PreK+
Ruff’s House(TM) Teaching Tactile Set will help develop tactile discrimination, fine motor skills, matching, taking turns and sharing. This cute sensory play set features ten sets of bones with different textures in bright kids friendly colors. Kids love reaching inside Ruff’s house to feel and find two matching bones. This set is great for the home, classroom or therapist on the go. So easy to store, just place Ruff and his bones inside the dog house.
Speech and Social Skills Gifts
This helpful little jar will help the kids you work with explore the world of manners. 101 cards will help your students learn to get along well with others. Use the manners cards in the classroom, at home or in therapy as discussion starters.
Get ready to expand your communication opportunities with the affordable Go Talk 20!
The Go Talk 20 is great for augmentative communicators who need more choices. The Go Talk 20 is lightweight, portable and sturdy. The Go Talk 20 communication device is ideal for augmentative communicators who need expanded vocabulary choices and sequential communication options.
The Go Talk 20 has a 100 message capacity! With 20 speech buttons with 5 prerecorded levels available communication opportunities are now greatly expanded. The Go Talk 20 features 5 “core messages” displayed at the top of the board that stay the same on each level, eliminating the need for re-recording on every card. These core buttons are great for messages like “hello” “good-bye” “thank you” “I need help” or “all done”. Best of all the Go Talk 20 is easy to use! Users will appreciate the ease of recording, easy erase features including an option for whole level erasing, and easy volume control.
This 90 card set will help you teach conversation skills to children with autism and Asperger’s. This set covers a wide variety of topics including meeting and greeting people, making and keeping friends, health, hygiene, manners, school skills, safety rules, personal space, home and family, emotions and much more!
Each 5.5″ x 5.5″ card features a full color photo on the front with a social and communication skill story on the back. Socially appropriate responses are clearly explained along with helpful discussion questions.
Stocking Stuffers for Kids with Autism
Relaxing and incredibly visual, this approximately one minute timer is a great gift for those who are visually oriented! Each bubble liquid timer is 2 x 5.75 inch long with an hourglass shaped display. Once the colored drops have all reached the bottom, simply turn the liquid timer over to restart the action. Color choice based on availability.
Kids who crave sensory stimulation will love the feel of the monkey as they manipulate it in their hands. Use it during class as a focus aid or use it to help kids calm down. This item is more durable than most rubber stretch toys and can be pulled to great length without breakage.
This large size Ooey Gooey Frog is big enough to use with both hands. Filled with a fairly firm nontoxic goo, this frog is sure to give hands and fingers a work out. A thick rubber exterior makes it fairly sturdy but please use with supervision!