Clothing For Children With Autism

Clothing For Children With Autism

child with autism getting dressed

If you have a child with autism you probably understand the issues they can have with their clothing. 

Children with autism can often experience sensory overload when it comes to clothing. They may be sensitive to the tags, textures, or the way the clothing fits. 

Thankfully, there are a lot of companies that create clothing specifically for the autism community. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular clothing for children with autism below.   

T-shirts for children with autism

Fun and Function

This t-shirt is 100% spandex and is designed to provide gentle pressure around the arms, trunk and hips. They are stretchy and tagless, and can be worn alone or under clothing. Their super soft design allows for all-day comfort!


This t-shirt is made from 90% polyester and 10% Spandex. It is lightweight and highly breathable with moisture wicking fabric. It is easy to take on and off and easily matches with other clothing accessories. 


Made of 97.3% Polyester, 2.7% Lycra, this t-shirt offers deep pressure input via 4-way stretch yarns to help calm children with autism. It is seamless, wrinkle-free, and free of tags and elastic bands to eliminate all points of irritation. The high-tech fibers remove perspiration, keeping your child feeling cool and dry.

Shorts for children with autism

Under Armour

These Under Armour shorts have HeatGear fabric which is ultra-soft & smooth for extreme comfort while being of very little weight. The mesh panels for added ventilation where your child needs it. Additionally, the ergonomic flatlock seams for added comfort & mobility.


The DEVOROPA shorts come with 4-way stretch construction to move easily in any direction.

The high-elastic waistband provides sung and comfortable fit and the smooth, flatlock seam construction to help decrease irritation on the skin.


The LEAO shorts have a high-elastic waistband to provide a snug and comfortable fit. Additionally, the smooth flatlock stitching reduces friction to enhance range of motion. The quick drying fabric releases heat and wicks moisture with a cooling effect as well.

Pants for children with autism


Nautica’s sensory-friendly uniform is designed for children with sensory clothing needs. This super soft knit pant is designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with the skin. The pats are designed with flat seams and are tagless to avoid any discomfort on your child’s skin.


What makes these machine washable pants so great? They are created for comfort and style featuring sensory-based breathable, smooth interior fabric in a solid design. They are easy to slip-on with their elastic waistband and they are of course tag free.

Sweaters for children with autism


The IZOD boys sensory friendly full zip hoodie, is made out of 60% Cotton and 40% Polyester. It is machine washable and the material and seams feel good to the touch.   


This sweater from Nautica is designed for children with sensory issues. Made out of 60% cotton and 40% polyester this machine washable sweater has great reviews from parents of children with autism.

Sweatpants for children with autism


The IZOD Girls’ sensory friendly sweatpants are made with a soft fleece fabric with an elastic waist and drawstring. It is also tagless and comes with flattened seams and pockets.


Nautica’s sensory-friendly sweatpants are designed for children with sensory clothing needs. This super soft knit pant is designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with the skin. They are made with flat seams and are tagless to avoid any discomfort on your child’s skin.

Socks for children with autism


Made in Italy, these socks do it all. It’s designed using quick drying Polypropylene infused with silver to resist and stop the growth of bacteria and fungus. It has elastic ankle arch support and comes with an extra smooth toe seam. 


Is your child with autism suffering from morning meltdowns due to seams? Completely free of seams, this product is knit like a caterpillar spins its cocoon from the toe up, eliminating all lumps & bumps and providing a comfortable fuss-free fit. The stretchy yarns result in a form-fitting design that eliminates wrinkling and bunching at the toes, making it great for children with sensory issues. 

Sensory Compression Vests for children with autism

Sensory compression vests are designed to help those with sensory processing issues. The vests use pressure to provide deep touch stimulation, which can help reduce anxiety, improve focus, and increase body awareness. 

They are typically made of a spandex material and filled with weighted beads, although some vests are inflatable. They are often used to help children and adults with autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and other conditions.

Here is our list of the best ones:


This compression vest for autism and sensory processing disorders creates a warm, supportive hug for children who struggle with focus, stress, or anxiety. No weight is used for this product instead a deep pressure is applied to the body by the tight wrapping of the vest around the body. 


The Olugu compression vest is perfect for children with autism. The vest creates a warm gentle hug that helps sensory children stay focused and secure. This velcro compression vest lets you adjust the fit to give you smooth, even pressure across the chest, stomach and shoulders for a full warm body squeeze.


This vest is made of soft and durable neoprene. The breathable mesh on the front back and two sides make sure that it can be worn comfortably without getting too hot. This sensory compression vest was exquisitely designed by professionals and approved by therapists for children who struggle with lack of attentiveness, autism or other sensory challenges.


The Ted Kangaroo vest is tailored to last. The sturdy & non-weighted vest is made of solid stuff. It won’t be torn apart even when your little ones wear it during playtime. Even though it is durable the breathable neoprene and Velcro fastener make this comfortable as well. 

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