Products To Help Keep Kids With Autism Safe

Now that Lucas is getting a little older and more independent I am looking into safety products for children with Autism because he has no fear, often acts without thinking, and will run off if given the chance. Since we will be out and about this summer I want to do everything possible to make sure he is safe.

For today’s Autism related post I wanted to share some products that I’m looking at getting for Lucas who is preschool age. Obviously these products are not substitutes for the watchful eye of a caregiver but instead should be used in addition to correct adult supervision. I am not recommending or endorsing any of these products and am not affiliated with any of them. Check with your child’s doctor first before using any of these.

Tattoos With A Purpose {sold here}

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Angel Guard for Seatbelts {sold here}

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Kid Safety Bands {sold here}

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Window/Door Alarms {sold here}

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Lucas is a little young but I’d get this shirt if he was older…

Alert: I Have Autism Shirt {sold here}

What safety products do you use? I’d love to hear your recommendations in the post comments!

Autism Awareness Shirts From Sevenly

Each day during the month of April I feature something Autism related. Today I’d like to share about Sevenly and what they are doing to raise money for Autism Speaks this week. (Please note: I am not affiliated with Sevenly in any way.)

This week Sevenly is donating $7 from each purchase to Autism Speaks. Here is what will be done with that money according to Sevenly:

“Technology and sensory therapy play a critical role in helping children with autism develop communication skills. With your support, we will provide tools, resources and therapy to a child with autism. This week, we will provide the most precious gift to families of children with autism; the gift of communication.”

I love this shirt for myself:

buy it here

and this one I want to get for Lucas:

buy it here

Cute clothes for a great cause! They also have men’s shirts. Which one is your favorite?

Blue Flowers For Autism Awareness

In the month of April you will see a lot of reference to the color blue here on my blog and elsewhere. This is because on April 2nd it is Autism Speaks’ “Light It Up Blue” day to raise awareness for Autism. Some buildings even turn blue! I’ll be sharing more about it on my blog in a few days but wanted to share about FTD’s deals, donation towards Autism Speaks, and especially their BLUE flowers! What a great gift to give a parent raising a child with Autism.

Here’s more information:

FTD is going blue for Autism Speaks! FTD has created a website for all supporters of Autism Speaks! All customers get a 15% discount with orders bought through here: http://www.ftd.com/34384/

PLUS they’re offering an additional 10% of each purchase to be donated back to Autism Speaks. Their network of more than 12,000 florists offer a huge selection of fresh flowers, plants, premium gourmet foods, gifts and gift baskets. Let’s Light It Up Blue and buy something special for your special someone!

(Disclosure: I’m not affiliated with FTD, just had to share what they are doing to help families like mine who have a loved one with Autism.)

Autism Doesn’t End In April…

image from cafepress.com

Throughout the month of April I have posted every weekday for Autism Awareness Month. This will be my last daily post but definitely not my last Autism related post. The support that I have gotten from those that are also affected by Autism has been overwhelming and I have enjoyed sharing personal stories, resources, and quotes I have found along the way.

What kind of Autism related posts would you like to see here at Making Time For Mommy?

ABC’s “What Would You Do?” {Autism Awareness Month}

What Would You Do?” set up their cameras at the Chit Chat Diner in Hackensack, N.J., to see how bystanders would react when they saw a family with an autistic child being berated by our actor for the child’s behavior — something many parents of autistic children say they deal with on occasion. {Find out more about the segment here.}

The ABC News blog had this poll on their site:

I couldn’t believe how many people thought that families should leave. I was also disgusted by some of the comments from readers of the blog.

I was interested to watch this segment to see how people would behave in this situation. I was surprised that the patrons reacted the way they did because I expected just the opposite.

You can view the whole segment here. After watching it, what did you think?

Autism Awareness Wreaths

How cute is this wreath from A Modern Day Fairy Tale? I will be searching for old puzzles at garage sales this Spring so that I can make one for our door. View her post here

This cute ribbon shaped wreath can be found on Etsy in the Charlee Rose Designs shop. You can purchase it here.

This wreath was uploaded to Pinterest by the person who made it. She also has photos of two other ones that she made. See her Pinterest board here.