DO IT YOURSELF SOLUTIONS

As a parent or caregiver for a child just diagnosed under the autism spectrum, sometimes your first instinct is to go out and buy every toy, gadget, app, and tool that says it improves your child.

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If your a pinterest follower, just type in "Autism activities" and you will find many many boards that host a myriad of ideas you can use in your home. We don't always need to reinvent the wheel and it's good to hear from those who have traveled down this road before to get some great concepts.

 

Weighted lap pads can be expensive.  Build one for under $15.

DIY 1

Build your weighted vest

DIY 2

Got a biter on your hands? Use your own hands to solve the problem.

DIY 3

The cost of a sensory swing can cost upwards of $300. Here is a much cheaper option. We own one of these.

Option 1

A swing to help with balance and body awareness

DIY 4

A webpage with more DIY projects for sensory needs

DIY 5

Click on a picture below to get instructions on help items you can make yourself

Sometimes you can repurpose an item to fit your needs. See links below for ideas.

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