Autism Adaptive Products

Products adapted for individuals with autism can help them experience the world around them in a more positive way. Let’s find out how.

What Can We Help You Do

Expand All






Refine Your Search



  • 32 Message Communicator
    Ideal for more advanced communicators, this lightweight, durable, portable unit has six levels and room for 192 three-second messages. To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below or see item #4069. 
  • 7-Level Communication Builders
    Our best-selling progressive communication builder grows along with you. Start with one message and grow to sixteen. To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below. 
  • 7-Message Take or Place N' Talk Go! Board
    Actively engage users in their daily schedule. Our bestselling wall communicator is an effective picture and talking scheduler. To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below.
  • Big Talk - Red
    Big TalkSKU #4200W
    Improved design! They can crack a joke, sing a song, or greet a friend with this easy-to-use one message communicator. To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below.
  • Big Talk Triple Play Sequencer
    This versatile communicator provides single, sequential and random message capabilities, includes 4 levels, and 300 seconds of recording time. To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below.
  • Play Fish Mat
    Fish Play MatSKU #3152
    Our large, soft gel mat contains six different, colorful fish. Push, poke and prod the sparkly blue gel and fish for a wonderful tactile experience.
  • Gel Lap Pad
    Gel Lap PadSKU #3142
    Great for classroom use, this multipurpose pad, full of squishy, colorful sparkling gel, is a treat for the eyes, fingers and regulatory system.
  • Go! Board
    Go! BoardSKU #3338
    Lunch-time? Circle time? Nap time? Help students stay on schedule with space for eight picture symbols. To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below.
  • Hip Talk 12 with Levels
    This bestselling communicator has five easy-to-change levels and space for 60 five-second messages. To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below.
  • Hip Talk Plus
    Hip Talk PlusSKU #5020
    Portable communication doesn’t get handier than this! This communicator has it all:  300 seconds of recording time, auditory cueing, magnetic snap-on frames for easy icon changing, volume control, low battery warning and three interchangeable frames for 3, 6 and 12 messages. To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below.
  • Laptop Fish Mat
    Take a trip into the wild blue yonder with our ocean-themed sensory gel pad. Ideal for young and old alike, users will have a swimmingly great time moving four colorful fish across the ocean floor while experiencing tactile and visual sensory fun.
  • Put-Em-Arounds w/Boy
    Put-Em-AroundsSKU #9012W
    Users can be part of the conversation wherever they are with these unique wall communicators! To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below.

How Are Products Adapted for Autism?

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have unique needs when it comes to communicating, learning and feeling comfortable in different environments. Whether in classrooms, therapy settings or at home, these individuals need access to products that work for them.

Adaptive products act as tools to help people with autism function and expand their strengths by increasing comfort and filling gaps in ability. For example, an adaptive tool might reduce a person’s anxiety by outlining a schedule or provide recorded messages to make interpersonal communication easier.

Using technology and a little creativity, Enabling Devices makes products that allow people with autism to comfortably interact and learn. Our tools can help facilitate communication, assist with organization and scheduling or provide sensory awareness and vibrotactile feedback.

Types of Devices That Can Be Beneficial for Individuals With Autism

At Enabling Devices, we provide a number of product and devices that can help children with autism, including:

  • Communication Devices: With our communication devices, like the 32 Message Communicator and Big Talk, individuals on the autism spectrum can have an easier time communicating with those around them, building their skills with expression along the way.

Benefits of Toys and Tools Adapted Specifically for Autism

Though it’s possible for people with autism to cope without specially designed devices, choosing toys and tools specifically for autism can have advantages.

For teachers, using adaptive products like classroom schedulers and time trackers can help improve students’ learning outcomes and reduce their anxiety levels throughout the day. For therapists, communication builders and adapted games can help clients develop the interpersonal skills they need to lead more connected and functional lives.

When you use products specifically designed for autism, you avoid trial and error that can frustrate you and the person you’re trying to help. You can also rest assured that your client, student or loved one will benefit from the device. After all, adaptive tools for autism are designed to improve the user’s learning, sensory awareness and comfort.

Tools and toys adapted specifically for people on the autism spectrum assist with one or more of the following goals:

  • Improving communication skills
  • Building organizational skills
  • Increasing sensory awareness
  • Relieving anxiety through sensory input or structure

By providing valuable assistance in these areas, adaptive tools can help people with autism improve their quality of life and function in settings that would otherwise prove challenging.

How to Select the Right Adapted Product

As the name suggests, ASD encompasses a wide spectrum of experience. Since different people experience autism in different ways, selecting the right adapted product takes a deep understanding of the person who will be using it, including their needs and goals. For example, some people may need the assistance of a communicator, while others may just want tools that provide sensory input.

In order to provide the wide range of tools you may need, we designed our Autism Spectrum Disorder Kit. The 12 included tools can fulfill a wide variety of needs by teaching organizational skills, developing communication abilities and providing sensory input.

Have a Device in Mind That You Don’t See? We May Be Able to Make It for You!

People on the autism spectrum deserve access to resources that help them function and achieve comfort. You can help students, clients and others by investing in tools adapted to serve them.

At Enabling Devices, we understand everyone has unique needs and abilities. In fact, the vast majority of our products — about 90 percent of them — are ideal for individuals with autism. If you have an idea for an adaptive device but don’t see it offered in our Autism Spectrum Disorder Kit or other product listings, reach out to us! We may be able to design a product to meet your unique needs.