Updated: Sep 26
Living with autism can be challenging for the whole family. A child with autism struggles to self manage emotional responses to their sensory environment at home, in public and at school which can be exhausting for the autistic child and anxiety inducing for siblings, parents, teacher and fellow students.
At SUPERCALM we've compiled our top 10 home support tools to help create emotional harmony in the home for all the family. What you'll learn very quickly is that weighted blankets, essential oils, and indoor swings become a go to for mum, dad and all the siblings and not just the child with autism.
In our house we make sure we've 10 minutes in the morning before our journey to school to get our kids into the right mindset. They love crashing onto their giant bean bag from our indoor trampoline for calming proprioceptive input to help alert them and get them ready for the school day. Headphones for podcasts and calming music is an ideal mobile solution and we use this as part of our routine in the car to create consistency that natural aids in emotional regulation for our son with autism. Download our pdf above for more helpful tips and watch the video below for our essential tools to a happier home life.