Resources

Resources 

Welcome to The Autism Dad Resource page. This page contains information about products and services that I have personally used with my Autism and Special Needs family. I can honestly recommend every product and service listed here and would have no issue doing so to my own family. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns. 🙂

Services

Vivint Gives Back

Vivint Gives Back provides Special Needs Families with desperately needed peace of mind, safety, and security via Vivint’s Smart Home Security system.  It’s geared at helping parents keep their Special Needs children from wandering. LEARN MORE

Products

Mightier

I use this program with Emmett to help him learn to manage his emotions and limit meltdowns.

Tested and proven by Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Mightier’s bioresponsive tablet games help kids with Autism build the skills they need to better manage their emotions. Self-regulation is a hugely positive thing for Autism kids. It often means fewer meltdowns and less overall stress. Being able to recognize and address their own emotions can make life a little bit easier and more enjoyable. It’s biofeedback for kids and it’s amazing.

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Hickies

We love Hickies in our family because they make managing shoes so much easier.

What I saw when I stumbled across these was an incredibly simple product that has the potential to change lives in the special needs community. Kids with Autism can often struggle with fine motor skills.  Shoe tying can be a very frustrating, even sometimes impossible task for a child on the Autism Spectrum.  My kids struggled with shoe tying, and Hickies have been a lifesaver.   LEARN MORE

U-Lace

I use these with my kids to help them manage their shoes on their own.

U-Lace helps people gain independence by transforming tie shoes into slip-ons. This can be of enormous benefit to people with Autism, fine motor issues, arthritis or even cognitive problems that make tying shoes very difficult. U-Lace does this by replacing the shoelaces currently in your shoes with six smallish, individual, elastic U-Laces. They are incredibly easy to install, they are durable and don’t pop out.

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Fisher Wallace Stimulator

I personally use this device to help manage my chronic depression.

Designed collaboratively by world-class engineers and doctors, the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® uses proprietary waveforms to gently stimulate the brain to produce serotonin and other neurochemicals responsible for healthy mood and sleep. Proven safe and effective in multiple published studies, the device is cleared by the FDA to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia.
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