A true step by step DIY tutorial on how to make a weighted blanket for your child with autism, ADHD, SPD. I'm sure can be adapted for lap pads, etc for Alzheimer's and mental illness also.
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weighted blanket tutorial with free patternalso see pdf pattern here: http://www.fraser.org/tip_sheets/weighted_blanket.pdf and here: http://thesquishypickles.blogspot.com/2011/04/weighted-blanket-tutorial.html
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How to make a DIY weighted blanket for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorder from And Next Comes L
And Next Comes L
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