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Weighted Vest

DIY Tutorials – How to Make a Weighted Vest

Over the last few weeks, we have been discussing all of the benefits of having a weighted vest. They are great for calming down people with hypersensitivity disorders, physical therapy and for adding a little more intensity to many different … Continue reading

dumb bells

Get Physical! – How weighted vests help your health

Weighted materials like weighted blankets, weighted lap pads, and weighted vests have multiple health benefits. Some of them are therapeutic, helping people deal with the world around them by producing a calming effect. But did you know that the same weighted items … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Benefits of Weighted Items

In my last blog we took a look at the amount of work and detail that goes into making a reborn doll. I learned that reborn dolls are prized by crafters, who try to make them as realistic as possible. I … Continue reading

Finished reborn doll

An Introduction to Reborn Dolls

I admire people that put time and effort into making crafts! Take Reborn Dolls for example. I am obviously a fan of dolls and other stuffed creations. I feel a kinship to them, like they are my younger and bigger … Continue reading

A clean and neat craft room.

Go Clean Your (Craft) Room!

We are just getting started in this grand New Year, so you are probably still working toward all your resolutions. If you resolved to get fit, quit a bad habit, or spend smarter, you’re in the majority, as these rank … Continue reading

weighted blanket diy

A Warm Night In – The DIY Guide to a Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets have a great deal of benefits, not only for people on the autism spectrum, but for anyone with restless muscles, insomnia, ADHD, or a number of other sensory disorders. In fact, the top 8 uses for a weighted … Continue reading

Gingerbread House

Preparing Your Autistic Child for the Holiday Season

Holiday season is here! December is filled with decorations, holiday music and traveling all over to visit friends and family to deliver warm wishes and glad tidings. Most people are very excited about this time of year. For people who … Continue reading

Boxes of various Christmas ornaments

DIY: I Spy – Your own Personal Christmas Ornaments!

Are you ready for the holidays? This is a great time of the year, with all of the fun music, family and friends all around you, and it’s a wonderful time to make holiday crafts together. One of the outstanding … Continue reading

Rainbow draft stopper

DIY: How to Make a Draft Dodger

Baby, it’s cold outside! At least where I live, it is. When the temperature goes down, the heat in the house has to go up so we can stay warm and, if you live in an older house like me, … Continue reading

Boy with his dog

Pets Teaching Children With Autism

Who doesn’t love a big, cuddly dog? Dogs are great companions; they are faithful, loving, and well behaved when given the right training. We think of them as great pets, but for families with autistic children a dog can be … Continue reading

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