This article about fidget spinners came out a few months ago but describes something that rightly bothers many people.
Perhaps I should be more hopeful. Perhaps we’re moving towards an era of acceptance. Even before the fidget spinner hit the spotlight, more and more professionals have agreed that sensory needs are real, and should be acknowledged and met. Many websites now sell chewy toys, app stores abound with sensory relaxation apps, and plenty of autism “treatment” programs (though certainly not all) have moved away from their prior focus on sitting still with immobilized hands while grudgingly accepted that stimming is actually a perfectly healthy thing for autistic people to do.
The article has too many important points to enumerate but suffice to say that now fidget spinners are banned in many schools.