Weighted Blankets are small lap blanket that are filled with just enough non-toxic Poly-Pellets to provide deep pressure touch stimulation without uncomfortable restriction. The deep pressure from the weight causes the body to produce serotonin and endorphins, which are the chemicals our bodies naturally use to feel relaxed or calm.
They provide pressure and sensory input in a safe and effective non-drug therapy approach to calm a student who struggles with ADHD, Autism, Trauma, PTSD, Sensory Processing Disorder, special needs and more while they participate in daily classroom activities like circle time, reading, seat work, math, and so on.
Local volunteers have provided over 250 weighted blankets to local schools since September 2016. A weighted blankets retail cost is over $100 each. Volunteers are producing the same quality blankets for less than $13 per blanket. Join the team: firstname.lastname@example.org