Tactile Discs by AblePlay are toys that stimulate the tactile sensations of kids with autism. Set of 5 is $85 at ableplay.org.
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Lincoln Logs is a good "together" game for parents and children with autism. Available at knex.com for $24.99 to $40.99.
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The Chew Stixx Multi Sensory Chewable Fidget is available at toysforautism.com for $14.99.
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Children with autism get sensory stimulation while in the Ball Pit, available at southpawenterprises.com for $459 including 300 colored balls.
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Toys like the Little Tikes Grillin' Goodies Play Barbecue Set, available at toysrus.com for $14.99, encourage children with autism to engage in shared play, experts say.
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The Noah toy, roughly the size of two quarters, provides soothing comfort and fun for older children with autism. $14.99 at fidgetman.com/noah.htm (20 percent discount if you enter "dailyherald" at checkout).
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From little fidget toys to indoor "pools," there are lots of options for toys of all kinds that are appropriate for kids on the autism spectrum. Many children with autism like sensory toys that have different textures and parts that can be moved around.