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World of Hugs

Calmwear is changing lives of people with autism

By Leah Chevallier, Calmwear, Langley

     

 

              omething that research

              has proven a million    

              times over, the calming effect of a hug has a powerful impact on one’s sensory system. This is especially true for adults and children who struggle with the sensory needs of Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)ADHD, and Anxiety. David Chalk, also on the SPD spectrum, is a local TV host from the 1990’s TV show, Chalk Talk. Mr. Chalk is a very successful entrepreneur and previous CEO of Doppler Computers and no stranger to the world of science and technology.

After struggling himself for decades with SPD, anxiety and high functioning autism, David has merged the world of technology, scientific compression fabric, the inner complexities of the autistic brain together with a revolutionary new product called Calmwear. 

 

Based on compression, or “hug” research, the complexity of sensory compression first emerged by famous Professor and Author, Temple Grandin - herself on the autism spectrum. Temple Grandin invented a “hug machine”, also known as her squeeze box; a deep-pressure device designed to calm the hypersensitive. The therapeutic, stress-relieving device was invented by Temple while she herself was attending college.

 

The garments are intentionally seamless, tagless and offer a variety of options and styles. As an avid wearer of Calmwear and accredited keynote speaker, David knows firsthand how Calmwear compression garments offer a much needed “hug” to those on the spectrum and the intricate science behind it. “It’s fascinating how the brain will interpret deep pressure sensory input and 100% of the time, release calming hormones to the body within minutes. 

 

 

The garments are intentionally seamless, tagless and offer a variety of options and styles. As an avid wearer of Calmwear and accredited keynote speaker, David knows firsthand how Calmwear compression garments offer a much needed “hug” to those on the spectrum and the intricate science behind it. “It’s fascinating how the brain will interpret deep pressure sensory input and 100% of the time, release calming hormones to the body within minutes. 

 


David Chalk is a Keynote Speaker, Autism Advocate &  leading expert in technology and computer industry for 30+ years. Award-winning host of Chalk Talk, Canada’s first Technology TV show for over 14 years and was the retail pioneer who developed the super stores blueprints of today with the Doppler Computer Superstores in 1980. Read more about David Chalk on The Globe here.

Watch a video clip about the story behind Calmwear here.

Connect on Facebook here.

See what the Lower Mainland is saying here.

 

For more information, visit calmwear.net
 

 

 


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