Most children who have tested for autism have sensory integration issues that can affect how they feel and interact with the world around them. For many, fine or gross motor tasks can also be challenging. Occupational Therapists and parents recommend a sensory diet, including the use of weighted blankets, therapy swings, trampolines and oral motor stimulation. Well chosen play things can be used to develop fine and gross motor skills as well as give needed sensory input to your out of sync child.