Welcome to Spectrum Toybox!
We are a small family run company, Sophia, Malcolm and our 9 year old son, Luca. As parents of an autistic child, sensory toys and Sensory aids have been a big part of our life for quite some time. We Source well-made and well-priced sensory toys for our store and our aim is to make Spectrum Toybox a 1 stop shop for all things sensory - no more trawling the internet to hundreds of different suppliers for all the different items that tend to make up a sensory kit or sensory room!
We supply educational settings and business with all they need to make their environments more accessible to people on the autism spectrum or sensory need and raising awareness of autism and sensory processing difficulties is also an important part of why we stated Spectrum Toybox so come and say hello over on Facebook or Instagram and let us know what other items you would like us to stock!
Meet Sophia and Malcolm
Hi, Welcome to our website!
We are a husband and wife team who, for the last 10 years, have been navigating the world of Autism with our amazing tour guide Luca. Before this, Sophia worked as a hospitality manager for a national hospitality company based in the South East and Malcolm worked as a civil servant for a government agency. We have now settled in the North East and love the area! We love the people and the culture We also love being so close to Northumberland and the many blue flag beaches, many castles and beautiful scenery you can find in every corner of the county.
Last year we launched our first company, Spectrum Holidays. Part of our work with Spectrum Holidays involves providing sensory toys and equipment to holiday homes owners to make their properties more accessible to families with autistic dependants. After requests from many of our families about purchasing items from our spectrum pack we decided to launch an online store providing low cost sensory toys and resources on our Spectrum Holidays website. Our store has now grown too big to share a website so in order to give our products the space they deserve we decided to launch Spectrum Toybox.
Hi, my name is Luca and I am 9 years old. I am autistic and I have Dyspraxia too. I don’t like noises so I wear ear defenders – Red is my favourite colour! I go to a school for autistic children and I like it, I like playing with my friends and learning new things.
When I am at home, I really like reading books about Greek and Norse Mythology, playing on my computer and watching YouTube. When I grow up, I would like to be a Chemist…. I am also CEO of Spectrum Holidays and Spectrum Toybox!