AND OTHER SENSORY ITEMS
Providing items that give sensory input that causes a calming sensation to the child or adult with Autism, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety Disorder and other disorders of the sensory integrative system, allowing the individual to relax and sleep or relax and concentrate in school or home setting.
My blankets are also successful for relaxing Restless Leg Syndrome and calming Sundowner Alzheimers.
These weighted items have proven themselves by the benefits produced in family or classroom settings as reported to me from OT's, teachers, parents, case managers, and support personnel who manage these clients and family members on a daily basis.
I have had several calls expressing concern that I am not using lead for weights. Let me reassure you that I have never used lead in my blankets and never will. Unfortunately, there are some unlearned individuals out there who have used lead for weights. My items are weighted with zinc covered steel shot which I purchase from Daisy Outdoor Products in Arkansas.
I also am now able to offer poly pellets for those who don't want metal in the blankets. They are, however, more expensive. My blankets come standard with 5 Lb. weights. Additional weight is available upon request @ $5 per Lb. for BB's or $12 per Lb. for Poly Pellets.
New England Adaptive Equipment
Providing Adaptive Equipment to the Autistic and Special Needs Community
132 Station Rd. Etna, Maine 04434 207-269-2816