Autism Awareness Video

This is a great video promoting Autism awareness. Although I don’t agree with some of the statements in the video I do think the  message about Autism is strong. I have read stats as low as 1 in 90 children have autism. This video says 1 in 150 so I’m not sure how you ever…

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Two Weighted Hippos – Weighted Blanket

Here are Hippo Hug Weighted Blankets two newest members: These two weighted animals now live at my son’s preschool where the teacher uses them during circle time to help the fidgety 3 and 4 year olds sit still through songs and story time. I was recently preschool parent volunteer and got to see them in action with my…

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Newest Weighted Blanket

Here is the newest weighted blanket completed and delivered just in time for Leap Day 😀 This Hippo Hug weighted blanket is approx 46×66 inches. It is a finished weight of  15 lbs. We haven’t named it yet as we are waiting to hear what its owner chooses.  Here she is the newest Hippo Hug…

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Autism Definition Changing | Hippo Hug

The DSM for Autism is changing, it will affect many people. Here are some articles: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/health/research/new-autism-definition-would-exclude-many-study-suggests.html http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Definition+autism+about+change/6043448/story.html http://www.fox43.com/news/wpmt-why-the-definition-of-autism-matters-20120124,0,791175.story http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Changes_in_Autism_Definition_Concerns_Autistic_Community_137930063.html?storySection=comments I hope there are not as many negative impacts as people are expecting and that people continue to get the help they want and need.

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