Are you thinking about purchasing an autism bracelet for your child?
In this article we will discuss what you should know before purchasing an autism bracelet and we’ll list some of the most popular bracelets.
But first let’s discuss what an autism bracelet is.
What is an Autism Bracelet
An autism bracelet is designed to help identify a child who has autism. They are often worn by children on the autism spectrum as a way to communicate to others that the child wearing the bracelet may require additional patience, understanding, and accommodations in certain situations.
The bracelet may have the word “autism” or a symbol that represents autism on it, such as the autism awareness puzzle piece.
It’s worth noting that an autism bracelet is a personal choice and one not everyone on the autism spectrum might like or feel comfortable wearing, some people prefer different ways to communicate their needs like using a card, or speaking directly.
Considerations when buying an autism bracelet
When buying an autism bracelet for your child, there are several things to consider:
Durability: Children can be rough on their belongings, so it’s important to choose a bracelet that is made from durable materials and is sturdy enough to withstand daily wear and tear.
Comfort: Choose a bracelet that is comfortable for your child to wear and that won’t irritate their skin. Some bracelets are made from soft, flexible materials and have adjustable closures to ensure a snug, comfortable fit.
Safety: Avoid bracelets with small or sharp parts that could pose a choking hazard. Also, bracelets with magnets or other materials that could interfere with medical equipment.
Personal preference: It’s important to consider your child’s personality and preferences when choosing a bracelet. Some children may prefer a bracelet that is brightly colored or has a fun design, while others may prefer a more subdued look.
Cost: It’s important to consider the cost of the bracelet and how often you might need to replace it.
Information: Some bracelets come with a card that gives more information about the individual and what kind of support they might need.
It’s important to remember that an autism bracelet is a personal choice and not everyone on the autism spectrum might like or feel comfortable wearing one. Communication with your child is key in this decision, it might be a good idea to talk to them about what they are comfortable with and what they feel more comfortable wearing.
The Most Popular Autism Bracelets
This black silicone rubber wristband is perfect for autistic children. It fits wrists from 6″ to 10″. Your child’s medical information will be displayed on a chrome-plated or gold-plated brass. The laser engraving is permanent and appears as a brown color on the tag.
The HEABY bracelet is laser engraved with “AUTISM” in all-caps (for readability). The black silicone is waterproof and very comfortable to wear and it is adjustable to different sizes for men, women, and children.
AllerMates’ autism bracelet is a fun yet functional medical wristband for kids. It alerts caretakers and friends of your child’s autism so they’re aware of your child’s condition. This medical allergy bracelet set is a hypo-allergenic and waterproof strap. Measuring 7” in length, this colorful medical alert bracelet has three adjustable snaps that fit most kids 3 and up.
While this bracelet is designed to be highly visible to emergency responders, it also keeps style in mind. The blue silicone is very comfortable and the corrosive engraving font is very clear and easy to read.
We hope you found this information on autism bracelets helpful. If you would like to learn more about autism or ABA therapy check out the rest of our blog.