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    Weʼve raised £0 to To help fund the giving of Weighted Lap Pads, Weighted Shoulder Wraps and Blankets to Children & Adults with additional needs.

    West Yorkshire
    Closed on Saturday, 30th November 2019

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    We pride our selves on making Industry leading special needs resources and equipment. We help parents, carers, nursery's and schools realise the full potential of children with additional and special educational needs.

    We make engaging and truly exclusive products. There bright, engaging and interactive... an ideal way to learn...and really enjoy learning and communication.

    Being a parent to a special-needs child takes a unique kind of knowledge, courage, dedication and flexibility. There is no right way to do things...each child is totally unique.

    Parents and carers learn by trying new things, seeing what works and of course what doesn't work and should be in a position to gather all the support and resources that they need.

    We design and create resources for people on the Autistic Spectrum because we believe that with the right kind of support they can succeed at home, at school, and in their communities.

    We make weighted Lap Pads and Blankets for people with stress, anxiety and mental health issues.

    We want them to enjoy life, set goals within their reach, make friends, keep friends, grow, learn, achieve and know who they are, and feel a sense of belonging in the world.

    I believe that people can have rich, fulfilling lives...if they are shown the way. We want to be in a position to make and gift items to schools, hospitals, care homes and groups inorder to promote the huge benefits of weighted therapy.

    I speak with passion because I speak from the spectrum. I have first hand experience with being different and having my own unique experience of the world. The products that I design are a little different from the industry standard.

    To me being different as an adult is positive and having special needs is nurturing. One of my favourite things to do is sew....I like to make patterned quilts using fabrics with a range of colour and texture. My issue was keeping my mind on what I was doing. Unfortunately when my mind wandered off so did my straight lines.

    Emmm..what to do? So I decided to make myself a weighted Lap pad. This pad weighs a little more than 10% of my body weight and it's my favourite thing.

    It makes me feel relaxed, I feel centred and calm and somehow more focused.......and guess what....I can sew straight lines when I have it on my knee.

    So of course I sell Weighted Lap Pads and Blankets. I sew each and everyone myself and they make me smile. I design bags that are choice boards and communication books that are bags and giant visual timetables.....why....because it's the difference that makes the different and everyone should have reasons to smile.

    Anyway....that's enough about me.....I hope that you are inspired by my cause. We are www.BSL for Kids.com

    All the best,

    Elly x

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        Michelle Andre

        Michelle Andre

        West Yorkshire

        Product Designer for BSL for Kids.

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