Can you post about your Weighted blanket and other autism related items, such as your necklace for example, even though you already did?
I’ve included links to the previous times/tags that I’ve talked about these things as well.
My weighted blanket is amazing. I sleep with it almost every night and regularly curl up with it on the sofa, floor, or in my chair. I love it so much and I sleep a helluva lot better with it on. It weighs ~16lbs (maybe 17?) and is the perfect size for wrapping around myself (~7’x3.5’).
My chewigem is fabulous, though it hasn’t stopped me from completely biting my nails. That’s on me though, I don’t always know when I’m biting them, so I’m not always aware of when I need to grab it. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite stim toys though. I never knew how much I liked to chew until I got this.
Kinetic sand is such a wonderful texture experience for those of us who like sand. Sand kind of calms me down and allows me to slow and think. My old therapist and I would play with the sand box occasionally and she always had a cup of sand sitting for me on the bookshelf for when I came in. It just gives my hands something to do so my brain can think. Kinetic sand is really wonderful because it’s moldable and doesn’t leave a mess on your hands. It pretty much sticks to itself and doesn’t leave that gritty, dirty, sandy feeling.
My poang isn’t the rocking version, but it is flexible enough that it allows for a gentle rocking. I tend to rock really hard in proper rocking chairs and flip them, so I opted for the cheaper more stationary version. It’s AMAZING and calming and I love it. My chair is fabulous.
This is my sand tray. My wifey (brushfireburn) got it for me for my birthday. Playing with it is nice texturally for me because SAND, but I also like the visual stim of raking the sand and drawing designs.
In addition to these things, I also use my headphones a lot (Bose SoundTrue around the ear) to help both limit noise and create a lot of noise.