10 Visual Gifts for Children and Teenagers with Autism, Asperger’s or Sensory Needs

plasmaDid you know that many children and teens on the autism spectrum love visually interesting items?  So here are some proven popular items, to give you some gift inspiration to help make your shopping easy.

Plasma Light

Our Silver Plasma Light is a consistent favorite for people who are highly visual.  Everyone loves to touch the ball and watch the lights gravitate towards their fingertips. This is a great visual toy that also teaches cause and effect and can provide instant positive reinforcement!untitled

Volcano Lamp

The soothing volcano lamp is a calming visual item great for a gift, desk top toy, night light or quiet area.  Fill it with water and watch red balls shoot out of the volcano and fall gently down the sides.  A true visual delight!

hobermanHoberman Sphere

Kids love to pull the Hoberman Sphere and watch it expand from 5 inches to 12 inches in diameter. Push any hub and watch it contract! This fun toy comes assembled with game ideas and instructions.  You can even hang it from the ceiling when not in use as an added bonus.

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Now you can create a rainbow of lights that will dance around any room with our Lightshow DJ.  Watch as the brilliant lights emitted come to life on the wall and dance to the song of your choice.   You get to choose from all sorts of lighting effects from upbeat to calming.

Mini Light Spinner

This small item makes a great stocking gift.  Press a button and watch a spinning light show that changes as you hold down the button.  This comes attached to a break-away necklace making an instant calming gift while traveling or on the go.

Flowing Sand PanelSand Panel

Need a great visual gift that’s calming as well? This is one of our top rated gift items by both family members and teachers. People of all ages enjoy looking at it.  The five inch wide panel is just the right size for your counter or bookshelf. To use it just flip the panel over. You will love watching the sand glide through three wavy layers to the bottom of the panel.


This has been our number one selling visual toy for several years now.  This toy comes with several animation discs, a top, and a strobe light flashlight.  To play just place a disc on the top, give it a spin, and shine the strobe light on it.  You will be amazed as you watch animations come to life.  You can adjust the light to make the animations seem to move backwards and forwards or speed up and slow down.

Rail Twirler

Rail twirlers are always fun this one lights up while you play with it and comes with a magnetic light up wheel that “sticks” to the 10-1/2” rail.  The magnet makes it easy to be successful and keeps frustration to a minimum!

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This light up toy spins while making popping and whizzing sounds.  You’ll be mesmerized as the colorful lights spin around making unique patterns that reflect off of the iridescent reflective foil base.

ltimersLiquid Timers

We have several liquid timers that are calm and soothing to watch and are a proven hit with highly visual teens and children.

Are you looking for a highly visual gift for an autistic child or teen?  Check out our visual toys and products.  If you have a product suggestion or would like some help give our product specialists a call at 877-249-2393.  We’re here to help!

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