Brilliant! Calm Down Spot? Rain Bottle -fill a dry empty bottle with a box of toothpicks. Add rice (uncooked) to the bottle leaving an empty space of about 1 1/2 inches at the top. Seal the lid. As you gently turn the bottle, the rice falls through the toothpicks, sounding like rain.
Triggers for children with Autism & Sensory processing difficulties. As parents - its important to understand how totally over whelming these triggers are. Even the thought of them can cause extreme anxiety. My son is fearful of leaving the house in case he encounters any of these. Even getting a new TV last week, caused extreme anxiety - simply because he thought he would not be able to operate it!!
They also lack of learning to speak, and 40% of people with autism never speak. Younger children with autism focus on one part of something up instead of the whole thing. http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/autism-symptoms http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FeGaffIJvHM