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4 Cool Gadgets to Ease Traveling with Your Special Needs Child

4 Cool Gadgets to Ease Traveling with Your Special Needs Child

Originally published on the Abram's Nation Blog on March 28, 2016

Safety is always on our mind at Abram’s Nation. Plans for spring break and summer trips are beginning this time of year, and your special needs child may have some unique needs during travel.

Here are a couple of really cool gadgets that may suit you and your child’s travel needs.


GPS SmartSole

This insole device tracks individuals who may wander. The GPS SmartSole is an invisible, wearable device intended to allow easy monitoring for individuals with such diagnosis as Alzheimer’s, Autism, or traumatic brain injuries.

"The miniaturized GPS/Cellular device is built into an insole designed to be worn in shoes, providing tracking and monitoring for the individual while giving complete peace of mind to the parent who can easily monitor the connected insole right from a mobile app.

This technology is a boon for the special needs community, especially the parents and family members that are familiar with the wandering and elopement of those with cognitive impairments.

The SmartSole is the invisible wearable technology; the child has no way of knowing that this device is present on their body because it is hidden in the shoe, affording a great advantage to the special needs community."

Learn more about the GPS SmartSole here.


GPS SmartSole is an invisible wearable technology device intended for non-invasive tracking of individuals with cognitive disorders (such as Alzheimer’s, autism, traumatic brain injuries) in its second generation.

Fidget Toys

Everyone should probably pack one of these during long trips. According to the link posted below, “Fidget toys are self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening.” Great for restless children and those of us with short attention spans.

"In addition to research confirming the importance of movement and sensory input while learning, learning is enhanced when fidgets are introduced, as documented through case studies and a comprehensive understanding of human cognition and student learning. One case study, conducted in a sixth grade classroom in Georgia, the positive effects of fidgets were well observed.

Academically, the students showed growth in scholastic achievement when the stress balls were implemented. The average writing score of the class increased from 73% without stress balls to 83% with the use of stress balls. In addition, the student with a medical diagnosis of ADHD showed the most progress with an increase of 27% on a writing sample (Stalvey & Brasell, 2006)."

Learn more about fidget toys here

Browse The Fidget Folder by Abram's Nation

Browse The Fidget Mat by Abram's Nation

Fidget toys are self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening. Fidgets come in all different shapes, sizes, and textures and are often referred to by various different names.

Weighted Mats & Blankets

Weighted mats and blankets are a type of at-home therapy that can provide similar benefits to deep pressure therapy. These blankets have shown positive results for several conditions, including autism, ADHD, and anxiety. They can help calm a restless body, reduce feelings of anxiety, and improve sleep troubles.

The Weight Mate is a Weighted Lap Pad made by Abram's Nation. The Weight Mate can be used as a stand alone, weighted lap pad to be used in lieu of a large, weighted blanket; or it can be snapped onto the outside of the Fidget Folder for additional sensory support. The Weight Mate comes in various weights so you can select the right weight for your loved one’s specific sensory needs. The Weight Mate is machine washable, portable, and easy to take along to outings, school or the workplace.

Browse The Weight Mate here.

The Weight Mate is a weighted lap pad that provides calming weighted pressure on the nervous system for ADHD, ASD, SPD, mood disorder, depression, anxiety, dementia, and PTSD.

The Safety Sleeper®

This fully enclosed bed system assures safe sleeping wherever you go this summer. Your Safety Sleeper® will travel conveniently with you. It takes just minutes to break down and set up and travels in a convenient carrying case. Don't worry about whether or not your child with special needs will be safe through the night when you travel. Trust they are contained, comfortable, and consistent with The Safety Sleeper®.

Watch our assembly videos here, and learn more about The Safety Sleeper® here. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to our Customer Care team by calling 724-96-SLEEP or emailing Or, fill out our contact form to get in touch with our team today.


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