How to Begin Your Search for a Great Gift
When beginning your search for the perfect gift for that special Asperger's child in your life, it is important to think outside the box. Keep in mind that the mind of an aspie works slightly differently, but not necessarily too differently from all other children. What may seem like the perfect gift for a non-autistic child could bore the autistic child to tears, and vice versa.
Pay attention to the child's likes and dislikes. When these children decide to like something, they really, really like it! The same goes for dislikes. If your child likes yellow for instance, and you buy something in a different color, they may like it to a degree, but will always notice that it is not yellow. On the other hand, if you hate yellow yourself and decide to try to start a "new" favorite that is more pleasing to you, such as blue, you will get a ho-hum response as well, and possibly an outburst.
If you buy something in a color or texture they really hate, you will have an almost impossible time convincing them to like it. Again, they are very animate about their likes and dislikes.
Buy for the child, not for your own satisfaction of what you deem a good gift. This is very important when choosing gifts for a child with Asperger's. They may not be as forgiving as other children. Again, not all children are the same, and this goes for Asperger's too. You may have a different personality in the child you are buying for that is more forgiving with regards to dislikes.