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Stimtastic was an autistic-run stim toy company that sold toys and jewelry for stimming. Its name was a combination of the words stimming and fantastic.

Its logo was meant to evoke the movement of stimming in a positive way. The five fronds represented five fingers, and the rainbow evoked the spectrum of autism and neurodiversity.[1]

Five Key Principles[]

Stimtastic was built upon five principles. Its website described them as...

  • Affordability: Stim toys and jewelry should be affordable and we will work hard to bring you quality products at affordable prices.
  • Representation: All of the products on are modeled and demonstrated by neurodivergent people. All of our original designs will be created by neurodivergent artists.
  • Inclusion: Our jewelry is purposely not categorized as Men's or Women's. We'll give you detailed information about the sizes and measurements of each item--you decide which styles are right for you.
  • Giving Back: 10% of proceeds from sales at are given back to the autistic community, both as donations to charities that benefit autistic people and as direct giving to autistic individuals in need.
  • Celebration: Stimming is an essential part of being autistic and we're here to help you celebrate it. We promise that our product descriptions and website will always reflect that core belief, making this a safe, enjoyable website to visit.[2]

Community Involvement[]

Stimtastic was more than a company, actively involving itself in the autistic community. Its projects included giveaways and design contests. It also featured a photo gallery where people could upload "photos of your happy stimming selves."[3]

Stimtastic maintained an active social media presence. People could ask questions on the organizations' tumblr, where Cynthia Kim responded.


Founder Cynthia Kim first had the idea of creating Stimtastic in August 2014.

"I’d been thinking for a while that it would be cool if there was a place that autistic adults (and teens and parents of autistic kids, but especially adults) could get stim toys and chewable jewelry that was specifically for us and that had a consciously stimming-positive message. Then I realized that, “hey, maybe I could make that happen.”

"My brain started running off in all sorts of directions. What if the website was not only stimming-positive, what if we used all autistic models? What if we didn’t gender our products? What if we gave back a portion of every sale to the autistic community? What if we supported autistic artists by selling autistic designed products? What if we created a program to help out autistic adults who couldn’t afford things like stim toys and AAC and weighted blankets?"[4]

The company had grown to reach many of these goals.