Tools of the Trade: ADHD/Autism

Here are some of the tools I use to manage my ADHD and Aspergers.

Fidget Toys:
Magnet ropes, wood squares on a rubber band, bendy necklace, silly putty, circular puzzle, play dough. I love my fudged toys I play with them when I am trying to focus on something else. Like listening to a lecture in class. They also can be relaxing. I buy most of them from Stimtastic.

Exercise Ball Chair
I ordered mine from Amazon (here is the link to the one I bought, I got mine on sale for $49.99). I read this article about them on Pinterest and was willing to give it a shot. So I ordered one and I love it. It bothered my back muscles for a few days but I got stronger and it got more comfortable. You can sit in it for long periods of time too. Plus, all the bouncing. All. The. Bouncing.

Emotional Support Animal
One day while I was in therapy…. I never wanna start another sentence like that. Anyway. My therapist and I where talking about combatting loneliness. Being an Aspie I require a lot of alone time and though I require it and enjoy it, it’s lonely needing to be alone so much. It was actually my Mom’s idea to get a cat but it was my therapists idea to make her a Emotional Support Animal (ESA). The only difference between having a cat and having an ESA  is registering it. (i.e. paying 70$ and having a psychologists letter) I learned what I know about ESA’s here. Please enjoy this picture of Lulu, my precious baby who keeps me company while I study. That way I’m not alone yet, I can still be getting me time.

Privacy Pop
This is the best thing since sliced bread. I ordered mine here. Its amazing I actually fall asleep faster with this. It makes you feel more secure which autistic people love. It also makes my bed a fort. Major plus there. Of course I got the purple one.
I originally got the tent pictured below but it was slanted so my cat could climb it. At 3am. Loudly. and you had to have the fitted sheet that came with it on there to hold it up and it was scratchy.

Weighted Blanket
I love my DIY weighted blanket. It’s bascilly two Wal-Mart blankets sewn together with rice in the middle. I followed this tutorial I found on Pinterest. I also used rice because it was cheeper and I’m on a Student budget.

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