5 Parent-Child Interaction Toys and Games

There are several things to consider if you’re looking for a toy or gift for a child with autism. Oftentimes children with autism like to keep to themselves, and playtime is a great time to teach!  It’s important to look for toys that encourage social interaction.  Keep on reading to learn more about different parent-child interaction […]

Coggy Brain Teaser Puzzle

Looking for a fun, challenging puzzle for your child?  Check out the Coggy brain teaser puzzle by Fat Brain Toys.  Coggy is a “folding, clicking puzzle of arranging gears to match challenge cards.” The puzzle features 16 colorful gears.  There are four levels of difficulty: easy, medium, hard, extra hard.  Not only is this a brain teaser, […]

NoiseOff Noise Reduction Headset

Many individuals with autism and other special needs have a hard time with loud noises.  Hamilton Buhl offers an affordable solution, the NoiseOff Headset, for noise reduction.  This device is a “unique device with no electronics or batteries that uses patented technology to buffer out loud, harmful, and distracting sounds, while still allowing speech to […]

Ball Cushion – Cushion for Sensory and Tactile Stimulation

Last week I wrote about the Fidget Backpack, which is as the name suggests: a backpack…with fidgets on it.  If you are a parent or teacher, you already know kiddos are going to fidget, so why not give them the tools they need to channel this energy?  The company behind the Fidget Backpack also offers […]

Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs

Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs allow you to experience noise protection in a “modern and discreet way.”  The earplugs lower decibel levels of your environment without sacrificing sound clarity.  They are ideal for individuals with sensitivity to sound, such as those with autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and more. Unlike traditional earmuffs and foam earplugs that muffle […]

School Prep with PATINS

Summer vacation is winding down and school is almost back in session. This is a particularly busy time of year for members of the PATINS Project, which supports Indiana’s K-12 public educators in creating inclusive environments for students and providing assistive technology to meet their needs. In addition to delivering presentations at the Indiana Department […]