Not for sale yet, but an interesting toy concept for children with autism

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  1. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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  3. bookwormde

    bookwormde <font color=darkorchid>Heading out now, another ad

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    Thnaks for the link, looks interesting
     
  4. ratlenhum

    ratlenhum DIS Veteran

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    Looks like the same concept and though process as My Keepon which was a waste of money. It hit the market at about $60 and a month later was on the clearance racks for $9.99. Personally I hate the name too. My son has been referred as "an auti" and I find it offensive. JMO thanks for sharing though, I'm interested in seeing the response when this hits the market.
     
  5. Schmeck

    Schmeck <font color=blue>Funny thing is now my 17 year old

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    I'm thinking that the response to shouting and hitting is a bit off - people don't usually stop responding after a single hit or one loud statement. Kids would hit back, or yell back, etc. The reponses just aren't practical. Of course, you don't want to make a device that hits back, or bites, or smacks you, or screams!

    It could be useful if you wanted to introduce a pet into the family - it would teach the child how to pet gently, I would think?
     
  6. dontthrowsand

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    I agree, I think it might be helpful for training for a pet but I don't know about social interactions. I am curious though. My students who are high functioning definitely don't stop after one hit either. If they are yelling or hitting, they go all out so I don't think this would help much.
     
  7. Disney owl

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    looks very interesting
     

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