Autism Sensory Support [+]

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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What challenge have you overcome recently and what are you grateful to have learned from it?

  • What makes you proud? How do you show someone that you are proud of them?

The Recipient

Items in the Autism Sensory Kynd Kit PLUS have dual purposes. The left side of the kit contain sensory and calming items for autistic children. The right side of the kit contains self care and mental health items to help support the caregiver’s mental well being.

The Reason

“Parents often fail to evaluate their own sources of strength, coping skills or emotional attitudes. You may be so busy meeting the needs of your child that you don’t allow yourself time to relax, cry or simply think. You may wait until you are so exhausted or stressed out that you can barely carry on before you consider your own needs.” –Autism Speaks

Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box.
  • Lay everything out so you can find what you need to build the kit.

Create Your Kynd Code

Please follow the instructions on this card to create your own Kynd Code. This Kynd Code will be included in the final kit.

*Make note of your Kynd Code. You will use this code at the end of the project. 

Find the Kynd Card

This is for you to spread extra kyndness to someone in your own life.  Consider writing a note to a friend, loved one, or colleague that you are grateful for.  Address the note and send it in the mail or give it to someone in person.

DO NOT include this in the finished kit.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank card and matching envelope
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers
2. Write your letter and decorate the card.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the card.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
    • Decorate the front and the inside of the card.
      • Helpful Tips:
        • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
        • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
          * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!
3. Decorate the envelope.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the envelope that will hold your card.
    • Make it colorful and fun. Decorate the front and back of the envelope.
4. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card.

DIY Sensory Tube

1. Find the following items:
  • Sensory tube
  • Glitter
  • Food dye
  • Glue
    *You will also need water
2. Fill the clear sensory tube with as much glitter as you’d like.
3. Next, put in 3-5 drops of food coloring. The more food coloring you add, the harder it will be to see the glitter so be careful if you have a darker color!
4. Carefully fill the rest of the tube up with water.
5. Take the glue and put one teaspoon (or best estimate) of glue into the tube on top of the glitter and food coloring. The glue is what makes the glitter move in the tube.
6. Seal the tube tightly then give it a good shake!

DIY Jigsaw Puzzle

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Small white envelope
  • Markers, crayons, pen, etc.
2. Assemble the puzzle
  • You will need to start with the puzzle assembled
3. Draw a picture or put a special message on the front of the puzzle.
  • Use the whole puzzle, filling it with color or messaging from edge-to-edge.
4. Prepare the small white envelope to hold the puzzle.
  • This envelope will hold the completed puzzle.
  • Decorate one side of the small white envelope with a picture or message.
  • Use the other side of the small white envelope to explain how to assemble the puzzle and what it will look like when it is done.
5. Take the puzzle apart and put the pieces in the envelope.
6. Seal the envelope.

Surprise Kyndness

Go through the pages of the journal, activity pads, and puzzle books and write uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

Decorate the Box

Use the enclosed materials to decorate the box the kit came it. Make this fun and colorful. Get creative! This is how the recipient will receive their final kit.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Books
  • More teas/coffee
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Games
  • Sensory toys

Delivery Options

  • Give your kit directly to someone you know who is caring for an autistic person.
OR
 
  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to a care giver and child with autism.
     
    To get a return label, click HERE.

Share Your Impact

Post your experience on KyndHub.

KyndHub is an online community that gamifies volunteering, acts of kindness, and gratitude.

  1. Go to KyndHub.com or download the free app.
  2. Create a free account or log in.
  3. Select “I Built a Kynd Kit” from the post menu.
  4. Post about your kit.

LOGIN TO KYNDHUB

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