Shopping for Christmas for kids with autism is tough. I remember hearing all of the moms talk about buying their little girls Barbies , baby dolls and all sorts of fun toys for Christmas. Meanwhile, my daughter, Lizzie, who had no ability to do pretend play, couldn’t even stand to look at toys that had eyes. If I handed her a doll or stuffed animal, she would scream and adamantly throw it to the ground. But still, the Christmas spirit in me wanted desperately to buy her something new that she would love. I had to believe that the Christmas magic was still possible with her, but I just didn’t know where to go and what to buy for her.
This year, I asked Stacy, from Stacy’s Sensory Solutions, if she would be willing to provide our families with a list of sensory items that our kids would love for Christmas. I hope this helps simplify your shopping this year!