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Weighted Materials In Our Region

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 opt. 0 or email

Weighted blankets and products for neurological and physiological sensory solutions. For all ages and spectrums. Designer and owner Nancy Jackson has an at-home based business in the Cleveland area.


For more information, visit her Etsy Shop

Janessa Diverno is a parent and advocate who makes weighted blankets and lap pads right out of her home!


For more information, contact Janessa at 423-637-1393, email, or on Facebook.

Homemade weighted and personalized blankets for newborns to 100+ by Judith Dwyer.

Phone: 423.886.2973
Text: 423.667.5190


Our weighted blankets are as comforting as a hug that can help you relax and sleep better. Weighted blankets lower stress and create a calm feeling by raising serotonin levels in the brain. Fabrics sourced across Africa make our weighted blankets truly unique and personal. We honor and celebrate our Nigerian-American heritage and culture.


Phone: 901.628.6046

Red Barn Blankets makes weighted blankets for people on the autism spectrum. You can contact Irlanda Corrales at the number below and visit the Etsy site to see examples and more details.


Web address

Location: Hixson TN

Phone: (844) 400-2276

Based out of the St. Elmo/downtown Chattanooga area, SensaCalm specializes in custom-made weighted blankets, lap pads, neck wraps, and more. Prices range from $30 on up. Order directly from their website, Use that link and the CAC receives additional donations from SensaCalm.

Web address

Location: 2011 N Chamberlain Avenue Suite 188, Chattanooga TN 37406

Phone: (855) 736-7222


Elizabeth Thornburgh is an avid volunteer for the Chattanooga Autism Center. Her at-home business can make weighted blankets, pads, and wraps to suit your needs.


For more information, visit her Facebook page

Sharing the Weight is a non-profit group based in Ottumwa, Iowa. The group’s organizer, Marci Prose, works with volunteers to create and distribute, for a small cost to help with shipping, weighted blankets for children with special needs. These blankets, which are stuffed with poly pellets, are typically valued at a cost of $100 - $450.


Web address

Specializes in sensory integration products, special needs toys, oral motor tools, and occupational therapy supplies. Weighted materials are also available. For more information, visit their website.

Web address

Location: PO Box 8875 Grand Rapids, MI 49518

Phone: (800) 261-5590 and (616) 696-7441


Can’t find that one of a kind item for your kiddo? Then check out TJs Jackpot! Tiffany Long is a fellow autism mom who specializes in making unique items for just the right gift. She can make weighted animals, hats and scarves, and snuggle buddies of your child’s favorite character that you might not be able to buy! Because Tiffany’s items are crocheted, she is able to accommodate for sensory issues with fabrics and also allergies!


E-mail her at with specific items you’d like made!

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