Sometimes sitting or laying under a weighted blanket is calming to an overstimulated child. Some children with autism find that weighted blankets bring comfort and security. Blankets can be weighted by adding fabric, beans, or foam.
On MyAutismTeam, the social network and online support group for parents of kids with autism, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Weighted blankets are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.
Here are some question-and-answer threads about weighted blankets:
Here are some conversations about weighted blankets:
Can you relate?
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