The Autism News | English By Tina Cruz | LA Special Needs Kids Examiner Autism can be difficult, but as a parent, there are some things you can do. Interventions are available that may make huge differences, and you won’t even have to pay an expert to do them. By the time you finish this article, you will have some tools to combat a squirrelly kid. (Many of these techniques will work for “normal” kids, too. Shh!) 1. weighted blankets. Weighted blankets cant be used for relaxing or quelling anxiety. Experts will recommend that you not use them for sleep, but monitoring the child and possibly removing the blanket after he is asleep can sidestep that concern. The idea of the weight is that the pressure on the proprioceptive system serves as a calming factor.
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