The Internet is a wealth of information, but it can often be difficult to find what you are looking for, especially when you're looking for specialist sensory or supportive aids. This page aims to provide useful links to external sites that may be helpful
We are all affected by the significant disruption caused by the Coronavirus and nobody more so than the young and those with special needs. We have created a section dedicated to providing Coronavirus informaiton and useful links as well as a downloadable Supportive Story. Follow the link below to visit the section
Below are some links to external sites that I have found when searching for sensory and supportive aids myself. Non of these are sponsored and they are only from my own personal experience. I hope you find them useful
I've found it difficult to find good quality chewable sensory aids that don't get damaged in the first few minutes of ebing opened. The best ones found so far are the Chew Stixx. FDA approved and dishwasher safe, these chewable aids can last for a very long time. Below are just a couple of sites you can buy them from:
There has been much research into the benefits of wieghted blankets
This is an alternative to a weighted blanket and slides over the mattress like a sock. We have used one for some time now and it has had an amazing effect.
Fibre-optics are a great addition to any sensory space no matter how large or small. Turning your ceiling into a galaxy or hanging them as light wall, the only limit is your imagination.
Fidget spinners and other sensory gadgets are a great way to help when filtering and processing.
These are available from many places such as Amazon and eBay, Have a look at this site which have an extensive range of spinners and fidget gadgets.
All of our graphics are provided by SmartySymbols.com. With over 21,0000 images to choose from, there is bound to be something you can use.
Many of us are becoming much more climate conscious which can bring with it feelings of guilt when our needs don't necessarily align with what is most environmentally friendly.
Read the article written exclusively for Axiom Sensory by up-and-coming writer Rachel Jarvis about sustainability and autism
The article identifies some useful products and services to help with your sustainability, check them out below:
Therapy can be useful for when we are in times of crisis, suffering mental and physical ill health, feeling stuck in life or just need someone private to talk to. But accessing services can bring it's own challenges. Long waiting lists for health services and charities mixed with high costs to see someone private. Founder, Jordan Gooding, found the whole experience in itself stressful when she was looking for a therapist herself and so she wanted to make the process easier for anyone who is seeking therapy so the focus can be on what really matters. Which is why she set up TherapyAccess to provide affordable and flexible counselling and therapy services to meet the needs of the client.
"Autistic UK is an Autistic People’s Organisation (APO) – an organisation run by autistic people for autistic people".
"Autistic Inclusive Meets is a not-for-profit organisation created by autistic people to enable families with autistic children, and autistic individuals to get out into the community and socialise in an accepting, inclusive environment with like-minded peers."
The National Autistic Society has a large section dedicated to supporting people with Autism during the Coronavirus crisis, click on the link below to visit their site
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We are all struggling with the restrictions as a result of the Coronavirus and nobody more so than those with special needs.
This simple story aims to help to explain the situation and the disruption it has caused.
Simply click on the link to download a copy