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Weighted Blankets Now on Etsy!

Etsy Shop! MATDsensoryproducts

We have officially opened up shop on Etsy! Check out our new shop! Selling sensory and weighted items in mainly Oregon but can ship within the US. We will be adding more products to it in the next couple of weeks. Right now we are mainly displaying our Weighted Blankets since that is a hot product.

4th Annual Autism Walk

The Central Oregon Autism Walk is having its 4th Annual Autism walk! It will be held at Highland Baptist Church in Redmond on May 6th. All money raised will be going to the Autism Society of Oregon who’s mission is to “improve the lives of all effected by autism” The autism walk wishes “To empower individuals with Autism, their families and their service providers to improve the quality of their lives through support and information.” We will be there with some of our products displayed and would love to see you!

For more info on making a donation or joining the walk visit their webpage or event on Facebook!


Breaking Barriers Conference

Breaking Barriers Conference – Deschutes County Expo Center, Redmond, Oregon 

  • April 29th, 2016 from 9 am – 4 pm
  • $50.00 Registration Fee (Click on link above to find out more information and to register with Breaking Barriers)
  • Our vision is for an inclusive community where barriers don’t exist and labels such as disability have no meaning. This conference will serve as a platform to share the unique and diverse perspectives of all members of our community. Together we will learn to create a truly inclusive society, where all people will enjoy a fulfilling and self-directed life beyond labels.” (Breaking Barriers, 2016)

Also check out the event page on Facebook! Breaking Barriers Conference

What is Autism?

What is Autism?

Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. As of 2013 all autism disorders were merged into one diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

Weighted Blanket

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What is a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket is a blanket that has weight evenly distributed throughout.

Who the weighted blanket can benefit:

¨ People with developmental disabilities

¨ People with sleeping disorders

¨ People with RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome)

¨ People with ADD/ADHD

¨ People with Anxiety

¨ As well as many others

What it does:

Weighted blanket therapy can help increase Serotonin and Melatonin levels.

It gives a safe and secure feeling which, can reduce stress and anxiety.

The weight adds a comforting stimulation to the individual.

It helps reduce restlessness at night.


Weighted blanket prices can vary depending upon size requested, amount of weight needed, and type of fabric used. We are able to ship the weighted blanket to the buyer. Shipping costs do apply.

Let us know if you have any more questions.  We are here for you. 541-797-7773

Lets Talk About Essential Oils!

There have been many recent studies around the use of essential oils and people with Autism, Anxiety and ADHD as well as many other disorders. Essential oils should only be used to compliment existing therapies or physicians orders, they are not meant to replace current treatments.

  • A systematic review of 16 randomized controlled trials examining the anxiolytic (anxiety-inhibiting) effects of aromatherapy among people with anxiety symptoms showed that most of the studies indicated positive effects to quell anxiety (and no adverse events were reported).
  • People exposed to bergamot essential oil prior to surgery had a greater reduction in pre-operative anxiety than those in control groups.
  • Sweet orange oil has been found to have anxiety-inhibiting effects in humans, supporting its common use as a tranquilizer by aromatherapists.
  • Ambient odors of orange and lavender reduced anxiety and improved mood in people waiting for treatment.

There are a number of ways to use aromatherapy although, if you have a serious condition, you may want to contact an experienced aromatherapist who can help guide you. Certain essential oils can cause photosensitization (making your skin more sensitive to the sun) or allergic reaction and others should not be used on pregnant women, so it’s important to be familiar with an essential oil before using it. That said, you can try to use essential oils at home via the following methods:

  • Indirect inhalation of essential oils using a room diffuser or placing drops nearby
  • Direct inhalation of essential oils using an individual inhaler with drops floated on top of hot water (this is popular for treating sinus headaches)
  • Aromatherapy massage, in which essential oils are diluted in a carrier oil and massaged into your skin
  • Applying essential oils to your skin by combining them with lotion, bath salts, or dressings

Some of the specific essential oils for concentration and relaxation that are believed to help people:

  • Roman chamomile: soothes and comforts
  • Lavender: calms and reduces anxiety
  • Orange: calming, sedative, reduces anxiety and depression
  • Mandarin: quiets, especially when combined with lavender
  • Ylang ylang: sedates and calms the emotions
  • Vetiver: calms, focuses the mind
  • Frankincense: supports the immune system
  • Patchouli: soothes the nervous system
Additional Information
Suggested phone app: “Reference Guide for Essential Oils” App includes, oil blends as well as individual oil guides, wellness guide, and methods of applications.



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