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First Responders Turn To Weighted Blankets To Help Those With Special Needs

25th November, 2019

[Source: Disability Scoop]

With claims that they help with sleep, anxiety and stress, the popularity of weighted blankets increased markedly in 2018.

Now, local first responders are utilizing those same calming effects to help people on-scene who have autism or are in crisis.

Last month, the Spokane Valley Fire Department announced it purchased 10 pairs of 7-pound weighted blankets — one for each of its stations — from the ISAAC Foundation, a Spokane nonprofit that helps families with children who have autism. The Spokane Fire Department has used them for three years and now has a pair on each firefighting apparatus and ambulance.

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