Spectrum Needs


One of the common themes for our autistic smalls is they struggle to vocalise anything the more upset they get, which is true of young neurotypical children. 

And in those moments it can be tough to separate out what they feel, but knowing what they NEED can be easier.

So we designed a deliberately ambiguous set to bridge that gap. 

As with Spectrum, it’s more about what they represent to your small and your family, so this set is about what they *think* they mean rather than what we think they mean. 

And so with that in mind;

  • RED - MOVE (maybe they need to jump and run and wriggle. Maybe they need to leave a situation. Maybe they want to go for a walk?)
  • PURPLE - REST (maybe they want to go to bed, or maybe they want to relax?)
  • PINK - LOVE (maybe they need a hug, maybe they need to know they’re loved in that moment, or maybe just need comforting and emotional support?)

🖤 🌈

Size 6.5cm.

Made from FSC beech.

Suitable from birth. Recommended from 6+ months.

Each Dilly is hand-painted and may exhibit its own unique characteristics that vary slightly from the photograph.