Weighted things like weighted blankets, weighted lap pads and weighted vests can be very calming for some children with autism. The weight provides calming proprioceptive input and many occupational therapists recommend appropriate weight for individuals with autism and sensory issues who can be overstimulated or anxious. Weight can also help some kids with autism or ADHD focus and pay attention in the classroom or during mealtime.
The Autism Community Store is a parent-owned autism and special needs resource, a special little shop helping families, teachers and therapists get hard-to-find products for people with ASD, PDD-NOS, Aspergers, SPD, ADHD and other special needs at reasonable prices. The Autism Community Store is a social enterprise that supports the community -- providing autism resources, information, fun events and employment opportunities for people living with autism and their families.
Our autism shop has the autism supplies our friends need to learn, play, feel good and get better: autism therapy products, sensory integration products, autism toys, fidgets, sensory toys, autism books, autism awareness products, autism supplements, ABA materials and everything you need for teaching children with autism. From sensory solutions like weighted blankets, stuffed animals, lap pads and lap belts, compression vests, therapy swings, wiggle seats and chewy tubes to classroom solutions like visual aids and visual timers, to products that solve common problems at home – sleep, safety, hygiene and more, the Autism Community Store is your source for affordable, therapist-tested autism products at reasonable prices. Learn more about our story.