This year, Autism Awareness Month looks a little different. Because of the current school closures, schedule changes, and the unknowns, there is growing anxiety. This can be especially difficult for families with children with autism. As we wrap up Autism Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight some tools that may help with the anxiety that has come along with this uncertain time.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Time Timer, along with a group of companies that create sensory tools for individuals with autism, curated the Nine Notable Sensory Essentials to help individuals (and, especially, children) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) navigate everyday life without sensory overload. Autism currently affects one in 59 children in the U.S. and their families.
To read more about these and explore these nine products, click the image below.
Sensory Activities for At-Home
Because of school closures and the change in your learning environment, you may need sensory activities and exercises for your children at home. Here are some videos we found that we thought families would enjoy and can do together!
The first one is an exercise sensory activity that you can do on a nice day in your driveway, down the sidewalk, or street (but be careful and watch for cars)!
The second video is a sensory activity you can make with supplies found around the house! This one focuses on practicing numbers and letters but can be used for anything.
There are so many more to explore on Youtube if you are looking for activities to do with your child at home!
If you are looking for more resources during this time of unknowns, the Autism Society has a page designed specifically for that. They have created toolkits for families by topic. You can find educational, mental health, lifestyle, and so many more resources. You can access all this information at this link https://www.autism-society.org/covid-19/.
Time Timer is Here to Help Ease Anxieties
As long as we have the ability to distribute products, and as long as kids are at home, we are offering structure, peace of mind, and free shipping on all orders within the United States. We would love to help you and your child during this time.
In addition to the free shipping, we are offering 20% off all products on our website. All you have to do is purchase from TimeTimer.com and use the code HOME2020. For a limited time. Retail Only. Valid in the US only.
Also, to further help families at home, the Time Timer apps for iOS and Android (available on the Apple Store and Google Play) are free of cost. This can give you an instant visual timer to help regulate routines, schedules, and ease transitions in the home. We are here to help.
Please stay safe and healthy.