July 16, 2015
For a child with autism spectrum disorder (or ASD) the world can be a tricky place. Any unpleasant noises, sudden change in temperature or unexpected touch, can be tremendously upsetting to a child with autism. Now, imagine that child could wear a special jacket that could soothe them in those moments. Texas Tech University professor Kristi Gaines have made a piece of clothing designed specifically to help children on the autism spectrum cope with their environments.