#Autism and the Weighted Vest

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Today has been a weighted vest kinda day. Elliott and Emmett were both on sensory overload today as a result of Gavin’s house shaking tantrum.

I had a rough time getting them to relax, even after Gavin was at the hospital. 

Until you’re in the middle of oe of these tantrums, I don’t think you can fully appreciate how traumatizing they are, especially for the E’s.

Anyway,  I thought I would break out the weighted vests and see if the weight and compression would help calm them down.



It worked,  for the most part anyway.

They were really worked up though and I think the vests could only help out so much.

Having said that,  things eventually settled down and we all watched Ice Age and relaxed on the couch.  I truly hate that we are all going through this but at least I was able to provide some comfort until a better solution is found. 

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