My daughter is 6 1/2 and has moderate to severe autism (minimal language and not potty trained etc.). All kids want different things even kids with autism but things that she would like are weird fidget toys (think the hairy/squishy ball type stuff), playdoh, books, movies, puzzles, legos, You know those wooden sets by Melissa and Doug? they have them at toysrus by the books. My daughter LOVES any of those sets that would be my number 1 reccomendation for any child with autism because they are fun and educational and simple enough. Musical instruments (if the child doesnt have a hearing aversion to it). My daughter likes animals so the little pet shops she loves currently, she used to love any miniature animals and dinosaurs but she isnt feeling those much anymore.
at 1:15 AM on Dec. 16, 2008