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How to Ease Autism Meltdowns on the Go

Donna Chambers

Tags autism meltdown, sensory processing disorder

How to Ease Autism Meltdowns on the Go

Whether you’re an adult on the spectrum, or your child has autism, having a few strategies in the back of your mind may help you deal with meltdowns before they get out of hand. Here are our best tips for minimizing meltdowns and soothing yourself or your child when you feel a meltdown coming on.


Got Post Holiday Stress? Here's How to Relax

Donna Chambers

Tags holiday stress, holiday stress management, holiday stress tips

Got Post Holiday Stress? Here's How to Relax

They say all good things must come to an end, and the holidays are no exception. For some people, the period after the holidays can leave them feeling down. For others, it's tough to get back into the swing of ordinary routines and schedules. If you're having trouble adjusting, here are some holiday stress management tips to help.


Can a Weighted Blanket Help a Teenager with Anxiety?

Donna Chambers

Tags anxiety blanket, anxiety in teens, anxiety symptoms in teens

Can a Weighted Blanket Help a Teenager with Anxiety?
About 25 percent of all teens suffer with stress and anxiety. While every young person feels nervous or upset from time to time, an anxiety disorder is something altogether different. Severe anxiety can interfere with a child’s schoolwork, relationships and health. Unfortunately, up to 60 percent of teens with anxiety don't get the help they need.

Anxiety Blankets: Fad or Here to Stay?

Donna Chambers

Tags anxiety blankets, weighted blankets for anxiety

Anxiety Blankets: Fad or Here to Stay?

Weighted blankets — also sometimes known as anxiety blankets — have become quite popular in recent years, which might lead you to believe they're a relatively new product. However, weighted blankets — and the therapy behind them — have been around for much longer.


Let’s break down some weighted blanket myths — and how they work in the first place.


10 Sensory Activities You Can Do at Home

Donna Chambers

10 Sensory Activities You Can Do at Home
If your child has sensory processing disorder, your doctor or therapist may have recommended a sensory diet. Just as your body needs food to function properly, your senses need stimulation.

This is why health professionals often recommend adding certain ingredients to a child's sensory diet. Here are 10 things you can do at home to make sure your child is getting the stimulation he or she needs.