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12 Best Toys for Autistic Children of All Ages

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12 Best Toys for Autistic Children of All Ages

As a company that creates toys and weighted items popular with autistic children, we’re often asked for recommendations regarding Christmas, Hanukkah, and birthday gifts.  We love having these discussions with customers and friends, and thought that perhaps others would have similar questions. With no further ado, please enjoy what we believe are some of the best toys for autistic children of all ages. Weighted Blankets Weighted blankets are one of the best possible gifts for autistic children. There are many benefits of weighted blankets, but they are particularly helpful for people on the autism spectrum.  Studies have shown that weighted...

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How to choose a weighted blanket brand?

How to choose a weighted blanket brand?

    Weighted blanket brands run the gamut in price...but why? If you have been wondering how to choose what is the best-weighted blanket brand and what is a fair price, we've got some good information for you. FYI, just because it has a high price does not mean it is a high-quality item. Some products are being cleverly marketed to make you think they are made domestically, but the truth is they are selling you a cheaply made product and making a huge profit.   Things you should ask about when buying weighted products: Is it washable?   How...

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Self Care Tips: What You WON'T Hear Elsewhere About Self Care

Self Care Tips: What You WON'T Hear Elsewhere About Self Care

You’ve probably heard about self-care — but here’s a tip: it doesn’t have to be about meditation, tea, and yoga.

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38 of Our Favorite Quotes About Insomnia

38 of Our Favorite Quotes About Insomnia

You wake up early, put it a long, grueling day at work, and then finally make it home. You’ve been thinking about crashing into your bed all day. It’s quite honestly all you’ve been thinking about. You’re so exhausted, you can barely make it there. Yet, when you fall into bed, ready to immediately head off to your dreams… nothing happens. You find yourself tossing and turning, overthinking everything that happened during the day. Something your boss said to you three days ago keeps bouncing around inside your head. You start worrying about buying a friend a present for their...

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Identifying and Reducing Your Child's Stress

Identifying and Reducing Your Child's Stress

Stress is an unavoidable part of life, but that certainly doesn't mean it passes by unnoticed. Though some stressors dissolve in the moment, and can even be a part of otherwise positive moments, others last longer and can have a far more significant impact. This is true for both adults and children. People living with ASD may be prone to more frequent episodes of stress and anxiety[1], but learning to identify signs that your child is feeling stressed can help you to find their stress triggers, offer reprieve, and instill important coping skills through practice. World Mental Health Day, which...

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