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As part of our neurodivergent education training, Candor Diversity Group develops and shares relevant resources for supporting education and developing awareness around supports for neurodiverse individuals.

Check out our Neurodiverse Adult Gift Ideas, our Neurodiverse Children Gift Ideas, self-assessment quizzes and downloadable resources.

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Neurodiverse Adult Gift Ideas

Auditory Sensory

Loop Earplugs

One of our favourite products. Available in several options to accommodate the needs of anyone on your gift list.

    • Quiet earplugs are ideal for sleep and focus.
    • Experience is a great option for focus, music, or events.
    • Engage earplugs are fantastic for social gatherings, conversations, or parenting.
    • Switch combines all three styles into one!

We also have a code for 15% off, should you choose to give these to a friend or family member this season.

Noise-cancelling Headphones

Sound-cancelling headphones or a noise-making machine could make a great gift depending on the individual. 

Touch Sensory

Fidget Cube by Ansty Labs

12 Sided Fidget Cube

FidgetsByAmelie: Unique Fidgets for Grown-Ups

Fidget rings

Stimagz

Speks

Calm Strips

Reversible sequin pillow

BubblesXBoutiques

A great way to test out a variety of fidgets is to consider a Fidget Advent Calendar. Plus, it would also make a great gift for your neurodivergent loved ones. 

Weighted Products

Weighted Lap Pad

Weighted Pillow

Weighted Stuffed Animal (how cute are they?!)

A great way to test out a variety of fidgets is to consider a Fidget Advent Calendar. Plus, it would also make a great gift for your neurodivergent loved ones. 

Tech Ideas

A great way to test out a variety of fidgets is to consider a Fidget Advent Calendar. Plus, it would also make a great gift for your neurodivergent loved ones. 

Temperature-controlled drinking products such as the Ember Mug and OHOM UI Heating Mug 

Tile Bluetooth trackers or Apple Air Tags 

Shower clock/radio 

Waterproof Notepad 

Need a few more? How about these:

Neurodiverse Children Gift Ideas

Loop Earplugs

Engage Kids make great gifts for kids. Available in several colour options, these earplugs are designed with kids in mind. Help improve focus at school and keep them engaged during playtime and everything in between. Loop earplugs are comfortable and discreet, allowing your child to focus on what’s important — being a kid! Listen, we love these! Best of all, they are available for little ears as well as adult sizes (we told you; they are perfect for the whole family).  

We also have a discount code, so feel free to save some money on your purchase. 

Kinetic Sand

Most sensory-seeking kids love playing with Kinetic Sand. It allows for hours of play and is easy to clean up. Kinetic sand is also available in a variety of colours, styles, and sets, making it easy to find something your kiddo will love and enjoy. However, it is not designed to be mixed with water.  

Deep Sea Hydrosand

Deep Sea Hydrosand by ThinkBox provides both kinetic sand and water play. You get the best of both worlds! Mix the sand with water, and your child can enjoy playing. When they are finished, you simply squeeze out the water and allow the sand to dry for the next playtime. 

Sensory Bins and Sensory Tables

Sensory play is important for all children, especially for neurodiverse kids. Activities that engage touch, sight, and smell is ideal for supporting brain development. Sensory entertainment helps with fine motor skills, increases memory, encourages creative and independent play, and can help with emotional regulation.  

Sensory bins can be plastic containers, varying in size, that can be placed on a table or floor. A sensory table is a stand-alone item, with a variety of options to engage with. From DIY to premade kits, sensory bins and sensory tables are a great gift, no matter the time of year. 

Wiggle Seat

The Wiggle Seat is popular amongst neurodiverse kids. The versatile Wiggle Seat can be used in myriad different ways. Kids can stand, jump, and sit, and aids children who walk on their tiptoes. Wiggle seats are great as they allow for just enough movement while seated, which can help keep children focused without distracting others. 

Motion Timers

While timers for adults (and kids) can be beneficial for staying on task, they can also serve another purpose for neurodivergent individuals. Motion timers with liquid and movement are a great option for kids who need a distraction or for emotional regulation.

For example, these timers could be taken on the school bus to help pass the time until getting to school by watching the drops fall, the sparkles settle, or the circles roll. They are small enough to keep in a backpack and are a helpful tool to have handy.

Flash cards

Learning is much easier when it’s fun and interactive. These flash cards are a great device to help encourage speech and vocabulary. Its simple design helps reduce screen time and is easy to use with just a few buttons. Whether your child uses it independently, with a caregiver or teacher, these flash cards are a great gift idea. 

This is not an exclusive list that encompasses the needs of every neurodivergent child. Their needs and wants, just like with every individual, will vary. However, we do hope these have given insight into what might work so you can have some fun with your kiddo testing them out. 

Self Assessment Quizzes

All of these tools can help you identify symptoms that may relate to a particular Neurodivergent diagnosis, but cannot provide a comprehensive diagnosis. Please consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner if you wish to discuss the results of these assessments.

Downloadable Resourses

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