Find Weighted Blankets for Autism

Just about everyone likes the snug feeling of being wrapped up in a blanket, and many children with autism are no different. But there’s more to it than wanting to be cozy and warm: Some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or sensory processing disorder (SPD) benefit from pressure stimulation, and one way to provide this is using weighted or heavy blankets.

These blankets can be especially helpful for a child with autism who can’t tolerate being hugged, but still craves even pressure. Some of our blankets have PET pellets sewn into chambers for uniform distribution of weight, while others have pockets that allow you to add and customize the weight for your child, based on his or her weight and preference.