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Back to School Morning Routines With Autistic Children

I just love back to school time!  I can’t wait to see my friends and what I get to learn this year.  I really look forward to it all summer.  However, waking up early again and getting off to school … Continue reading

Celebrate National Simplify Your Life Week

Hiya friends!  Wowwee it’s been a busy week!!  Between sending out pellets to all my friends and seeing what everyone’s been up to on my Facebook page, I’ve hardly had any time to myself!  I think that’s one reason why … Continue reading

DIY I-Spy Bottles

Hiya, friends!  Summer is a great time of year, isn’t it?  I know my family likes to travel in the summertime, which is really great because I get to see new places and family I haven’t seen for a while.  … Continue reading

Make Your Own Plastic Egg Shakers

Music for everyone!  That’s what I like to hear!  This week let’s make that a little bit more possible by creating some musical instruments on our own. First, go find the empty Easter eggs in the house.  If you’re a … Continue reading

Music Time is Fun Time

Music always brightens my day!  Everyone has a favorite song that instantly makes you cheerful whenever you hear it.  I know I do! Health Benefits of Music Music can be beneficial to your health.  Music has proven abilities to help … Continue reading

Holiday Family Get-togethers with Autistic Children

Holidays are a great excuse to get together with your extended family.  As much fun as it is to see my cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, it can be pretty stressful too.  This is especially true for families of autistic … Continue reading

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