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Toy sellers and makers offer more options for kids with autism

Toy sellers and makers offer more options for kids with autism

Toy stores, with bright lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can be hard to manage for children with autism or other sensory issues. For parents, finding toys that match their kids' skill sets and will hold their attention can be a process of trial and error. Big toy sellers and specialists are both trying to provide some better options.

Hasbro, for instance, offers tips on how parents can teach autistic children to play with Mr. Potato Head or a My Little Pony set. Toy maker Melissa & Doug offers special catalogs to stores.

A Toys R Us in King of Prussia, Pa., turned off its music for three hours on a recent Saturday morning and turned its break room into a quiet...

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