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20 Best Toys for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

One of the most frequent questions I get from parents and family members of my clients is “What toys should I buy?” And in some instances, I enter a home and see very few toys because parents have not had success with introducing toys and play to their child with autism. Providing toys and opportunity to play is important because children learn very valuable and fundamental skills through play. These skills often go unlearned by kids with autism because play does not always come naturally to them.

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Setting Limits with Favorite Things and Activities for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Parents of kids with autism often struggle to balance embracing their child's specific interest with exposing them to new experiences in life and play. The key word here is balance. As human beings, we all have a right to engage in activities that are fun and exciting to us. If your child has highly specific and limited interests they deserve respect and love in the form of  time to do whatever it is that makes them happy, as long as they are not hurting themselves or others. 

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