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« on: September 16, 2007 08:30:10 PM »

Hey everyone,
Does anyone have a kid with autism who has undergone sensory integration therapy?
I saw a video on YouTube where a girl built a large tent-like room for her brother who is an adult with autism.
It looked like tarp walls with lights behind them the slowly changed color, a bunch of ballpit-style balls and one of those water machines that makes bubbling sounds.
I am not sure where to start or how sensory integration works but I would really like to get some ideas so I can make a little one for him to hang out in!
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007 05:06:00 PM »

You can try getting in touch with Mary, she has a kid with autism - maybe she has some ideas: http://mamampj.blogspot.com/

Other than that, just Google gave me some decent results:
http://autism.healingthresholds.com/therapy/sensory-integration

Good luck in your search and realization!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007 05:26:40 PM »

My son is 9 and has autism/aspergers - We put a chair hammock in the living room - he finds that soothing - we've had it for probably 4 or 5 years now.
I also made a rice table - a 20 pound bag of inexpensive rice in a large underbed rubbermaid container.
Good luck - Selkie
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010 12:46:08 PM »

A really good book about sensory intergration and related issues is Not Just Spirited by Chynna T. Laird. She's a lovely lady and I really enjoyed her book. (I did a review for her) You can find more info and her blog here:
http://www.lilywolfwords.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010 05:57:06 PM »

My mom was in charge of building one for a school once.
they gave her a budget with tons of catalogs she could choose goodies from.  Unfortunately they cancel the project....
But I'm sure if you start googling around you'll find your way to comment those catalogs and inspired yourself from those (since it was REALLY expensive)
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010 05:48:22 PM »

I hope this helps.  There's a thread here on craftster about making one actually:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79811.0

You could always contact her if the ideas here aren't clear enough.  Good luck!
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