Weighted blankets are a comfort to individuals with autism, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, Tourette's syndrome, ADHD and can enhance a person's quality of sleep by reducing anxiety and agitation.
Weighted lap pads are an excellent tool to improve focus and concentration during sit down classroom work, eating meals or even riding in the car.
Weighted blankets and lap pads are made with a synthetic poly pellet that is machine washable.
The perfect weighted blanket is 10% of the body weight, plus one pound of synthetic weight. ISAAC Foundation will determine the appropriate sized blanket for your loved one once an application is submitted and approved.
+Family must live in the ISAAC Foundation Service Area: Spokane, Stevens, Lincoln, Whitman, Pend Orielle and Kootenai Counties
+Family must pickup the completed blanket or lap pad at ISAAC Foundation headquarters in Downtown Spokane, Monday through Friday. (hours vary depending on week)
+Due to cost and available resources, WEIGHTED ITEMS ARE NOT SHIPPED
+Foundation only approves 20 requests for weighted items per month
+Children with autism or other medical diagnosis
+Children with unique needs or circumstances
+Adults with autism or PROFOUND disability that limits their ability to live an independent life
+Individuals returning an old weighted blanket or lap pad
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Thank you to the Innovia Grant Foundation for their generous grant that will allow us to continue this program through the end of 2020!
Ideal for children weighing between 10-130 pounds
Ideal for individuals weighing between 140-250 pounds
Submit a weighted blanket application online. For step-by-step assistance, see detailed submission instructions in the product description screen.
ISAAC Foundation will review the application request to verify that it meets the program criteria above. You will be notified by email if your application has been approved. This email will also contain a payment link for payment. Blankets and lap pads will not be sewn until payment has been made.
Once payment is received by ISAAC Foundation, volunteers will begin construction of the weighted blanket or lap pad which can take up to 10 days to complete. Once the item is ready for pickup, you will be notified by email with specific pickup instructions and directions.
"She stopped scratching her arm, was calm almost instantly, quiet coos instead of loud vocalizations and pretty much hasn't moved much. She is peaceful and not full of anxiousness. We are blessed so far! Please give our thanks to The Gray family and to you and staff for making this possible!" ~Dana
"I just wanted to share, Breckin(10) & Camden(6) were super excited to get an early Christmas present. We are anxious to see how they sleep tonight. We had a talk about how their blankets are supposed to help them sleep, if they feel upset their blanket will help them calm down, we watched some videos on weighted blankets. They are excited." ~Alyssa
"We sincerely appreciate ALL of the teamwork that goes into producing the weighted blankets! The quality is amazing and are obviously made with love. I plan to order another soon for a child who has suffered a brain injury. The calm effect would be very beneficial to her as well. Thank you!" ~ Donna W. and family
The interior weight is from commercial poly pellets which are machine washable. The blanket can be dried on a regular or permanent press cycle. However, we always recommend checking the blanket every 15 to 20 minutes in the dryer. The blanket may also be lined dried.
**If you have a pocket blanket, please take the bean bags out of the pockets and wash them separately in 5 pound increments.
Want a weighted blanket but live outside of our service area or don't meet our program criteria? You can make your own with these easy sewing instructions and a trip to your local fabric store.