Top Picks: Self-Soothing Items for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Below are our top picks for products that can be used to calm your child whenever he or she is frustrated, angry, over-stimulated, or about to "meltdown." However, we recommend that your child not be granted free access to these items, rather they should be reserved for those times when he or she is beginning to have strong emotions and needs to "self-soothe" as a result.

Relieves Stress and Increases Focus - Bundle Sensory Twisted Squeeze Fidget Toys Set (15 PACK)

Blue Weighted Compression Vest - Small (5-8) - Helps With Mood & Attention, Sensory Over Responding, Sensory Seeking, Travel Issues
Sensory Sox Body Socks - For Sensory Processing Issues - Deep Pressure Simulation Body Blanket Great for Dynamic Movement
5 lb Children's (for 50lb individual) 36"x48" Navy Blue and Gray Weighted Blanket with Dotted Minkey Cover. Fall Asleep Faster - Perfect for kids with Anxiety, OCD, Stress, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Glowing LED Night Light - Twinkle Star Shape - Plush Pillow Stuffed Toys
Light Up Smiling Moon Throw Pillow - Sparkling Moon Plush Toy with 7 Colors Change LED Lighting
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children w/ Auditory Sensitivities
Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls - 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism

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