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Weighted Blankets for Autism: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep

Weighted Blankets for Autism: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep

Sensory processing disorders and autism Many children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle with sensory issues including sensory processing disorder (SPD). Chantal Sicile-Kira, “The Autism Advocate,” describes SPD as “a neurological disorder that causes difficulties with processing information from the five senses: vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste, as well as from the sense… Continue Reading

Benefits of Medical Marijuana and Autism to Be Studied

Benefits of Medical Marijuana and Autism to Be Studied

Children’s Hospital will study medical marijuana’s effect on children with autism An upcoming study at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will be the first of its kind in the United States to examine the benefits of medical marijuana in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study is in partnership with an Australian biopharmaceutical company called… Continue Reading

First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness

First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness

Disability awareness training needed Since 2014, there has been an increased national awareness regarding how police interact with the public during arrests and emergency situations. The autism community is no exception. During search and rescue missions, crime scene investigation, medical emergencies, and human services investigations, the way in which police and other first responders serve… Continue Reading

Helping Children With Special Needs In the Supermarket

Helping Children With Special Needs In the Supermarket

Product: Let’s Go Shopping! App Cost: $3.99 The Let’s Go Shopping! App was developed by parents for parents. It is designed to encourage children on the spectrum to explore and integrate themselves into a supermarket environment at their own pace, whilst making sense of their own thoughts and feelings. It gradually introduces children to the… Continue Reading

Up and Coming Autism Entrepreneurs New GPS Prototype Developed in the Name of Lost Child with ASD

Up and Coming Autism Entrepreneurs New GPS Prototype Developed in the Name of Lost Child with ASD

Name: Toron Larkins Age: 38 About: Toron Larkins has developed the prototype for a waterproof and discreet tracker that will track anywhere in the country in an effort to keep loved ones safe. He is married and has three children plus four stepchildren. What inspired you to develop the concept for Track-N-Find GPS Undergarments 4… Continue Reading

Amazing New Sound Reduction Earplugs Can Change Your Life

Amazing New Sound Reduction Earplugs Can Change Your Life

Product: Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs protect individuals with sensory sensitivities from the discomfort of loud sounds while preserving the clarity of sound in their environment. Cost: $23.99 For decades, foam earplugs and over-ear headphones have been the standard for protecting individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory disorders from the discomfort they experience in loud… Continue Reading