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How to Care for Your Stuffed and Weighted Items

I often times get questions on how to care for weighted items made from my pellets. It is important that these cherished items last, especially when it is a handmade treasure, because often so much thought goes into the fabric … Continue reading

How to Make a Weighted Shoulder Wrap

Weighted shoulder wraps or “huggers” are a favorite for children with autism. There are two main reasons for this. One reason is because the weighted sensation gives children with autism a sense of comfort and relaxation. The weight on their … Continue reading

Why Everyone Should Have a Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are often given to children with autism and people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because the weight in these blankets helps calm those dealing with hyperactivity and/or anxiety. What most people don’t realize is that weighted blankets can … Continue reading

How to Plan a Great 4th of July with your Autistic Child

On July 4th, America celebrates our independence with barbecues, festivals and, my favorite, FIREWORKS!  Unfortunately, the 4th of July crowds and loud noises can be very overwhelming and cause a great deal of anxiety for children with autism. With the … Continue reading

PTSD Awareness

In 2010, Congress declared June 27th as PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Day and since then, the month of June has been dedicated to spreading PTSD Awareness. PTSD can take place after a person experiences a severe trauma in their life. This trauma … Continue reading

5 DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is only a few days away and you don’t want to give your dad that same old boring gift. This year, give your awesome dad something extra special, he deserves it! There is nothing more meaningful than a … Continue reading

Preparing Your Autistic Child for Summer Break

School is out and summer break is finally here, WE ARE FREE! Every kid looks forward to summer- hanging out with friends, attending summer camps and having some fun in the sun. Unfortunately, changing everyday routines, going to new places … Continue reading

Four things to do with your Family this Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day! Bring on the three day weekend and let’s have some fun in the sun. Need some crafty ideas to keep your children entertained this holiday weekend? You came to the right place! Below are four of my … Continue reading

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Hugs and Love for Autism Awareness Month!

In March 2012 we had our daughter evaluated for possible sensory issues. She was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. One of the suggestions from her therapist was a weighted blanket to help keep her calm and asleep at night. After … Continue reading

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Share the Weight! for Autism Awareness Month!

Hello! My name is Marci Prose and I started a little organization called Sharing The Weight in June of last year. I was featured in one of your blogs last year, so I will spare you all the details. But basically I … Continue reading

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