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Toys for autistic kids are often known as sensory toys for autism

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Toys for autistic kids are often known as sensory toys for autism

The CDC defines autism as a developmental disability that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. And the CDC estimates that one in 59 kids has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and it’s about four times as common in boys than girls. But kids are kids, and kids want to play. So when buying toys for children with autism, let their interests guide you just as you would with neurotypical children, says Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig, an occupational therapist and associate professor at New York University. “With autism, kids have preferred interests. They may be focused on one thing. Some paradigms say...

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When is Black Friday? Well, dear shoppers, it’s traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, and marks the informal start of the holiday Christmas shopping season

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When is Black Friday? Well, dear shoppers, it’s traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, and marks the informal start of the holiday Christmas shopping season

It’s when frenetic and very determined consumers attack one another over deeply discounted Black Friday TV deals or Black Friday toy deals or Apple watch Black Friday deals. You know of what we speak. And much as we might be ashamed to admit it, we too feel the adrenaline buzz when we spot a Roomba Black Friday sale, or a PS4 Black Friday steal. We are, after all, only human. But why wait? The best Black Friday deals really start way, way, early. As in, now. Without further ado, here are some standout sales and deals that you can score now. Minus the...

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