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The Bear Hug Inflatable Vest Soothes Autistic Individuals

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 15, 2011 • References: autismconnects and core77
Autistic individuals need constant stimulation to cope with their situation and yet sometimes even then they lapse into an anxious state that is hard to come out of; the Bear Hug vest hopes to help in that department.

The Bear Hug is an inflatable vest that performs deep-pressure therapy to not only help ease anxiety, but also regulate the sensory system. Air is distributed safely and evenly to the torso and can be adjusted to suit each child's specific needs.

The Bear Hug vest calms the child so that he can interact with others, concentrate better and be more effective at completing his daily tasks. It also comes with other features such as textured pockets for the wearer to fidget in.