Healing Thresholds has partnered with Flag House, which is a great resource for in-home sensory solutions. They sell large sensory toys such as an adjustable tilt balance board and Snoezelen equipment.
Healing Thresholds has also partnered with Natural Learning Concepts which is a good source for large sensory toys as well as smaller sensory items.
Sensory integration equipment can be purchased online through many other sites as well. These include: The Adaptive Child, Pacific Pediatric Supply, The Child Inside, and SticKids. Sensory Stories information is available at www.sensorystories.com.
Autism is a condition covered under the IDEA of 2004. Services covered by IDEA include early identification and assessment by an occupational therapist. This law protects the rights of patients with autism and provides guidelines to assist in their education. It covers children from birth to age 21 (U.S. Department of Education).
Pediatricians can provide contact information for the state early intervention program (for children 0 to 3 years old). School districts can coordinate special services for children 3 to 21 years old. For some additional coverage information in the U.S. go to: http://www.asha.org/public/coverage/autism.htm. In addition, there is a listing on this Web site for state early intervention centers.
Several books that might be useful:
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition (Paperback) by Carol Stock Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller. 2006. Perigree Trade.
Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues (Paperback) by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske. 2009. Penguin.
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