Back to School – Fill-A-Bag : You can start e-mailing Clap Your Hands your requests now
After much consideration, we have decided the safest way for our Inclusive Teachers, School Counselors, and Resource Teachers is to get a sample bag for their classroom at my home.
How do you qualify?
- Inclusive classroom Teacher, School Counselor, Resource Teacher, School Therapist
- Must be in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester Districts
How do you place a request?
- Email CYH’s at email@example.com
- We need your name, your school’s name, the district, and your job title
- We will never ask for a child’s name, but we need some basic information so that we can provide your students with the products that will be the most helpful in the new school year.
- We need grade/age of students. Estimated gender, basic diagnosis
Jane Doe – Summerville Elementary – Inclusive classroom teacher – Dorchester 2
Grade 1 – ages 6 and 7 years old. 6 boys, 3 girls
8 Autism, 1 Cerebral Palsy
We will do our best to provide your classroom with sensory products to make this an outstanding school year.
Sue Desautels – director of Clap Your Hands
Products and Services
Our weighted products provide a calming effect on the children. The weight release stress from the child, in the same way as giving a tight hug or swaddling a baby. Our weighted items have aided children with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers, Sensory Processing disorders, and many more.
Our Sensory pads are made with different types of textured material. We have many sizes and shapes designed especially for the child. We believe these to be extremely helpful for children who have been diagnosed with Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania. By giving the children an alternative to destructive behavior they are able to self soothe on their own.
WHAT WE MAKE – Weighted blankets, vests, lap and neck pads, maze pads, dressing vests, sensory pads, G-tube buttons, therapy hand and practice socks, fingerless gloves, ponchos, bibs for older children.
PLEASE READ HOW TO QUALIFY FOR ONE OF OUR THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS –
*Clap Your Hands is a pediatric 501 c3 non-profit – Ages 0 – 18 years old. The family must live in the tri-county areas of Berkeley, Charleston or Dochester 2 of S.C.
*Clap Your Hands works directly with your child’s therapist, counselor or pediatrician.
*The child must have a medical diagnosis.
*The therapist, counselor or pediatrician needs to email their referral to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will need to state their full name, place of employment, child’s gender, age, weight, height, diagnosis and the county where the child lives. We will NEVER ask for the child’s name.
*All pick-ups are at my home.The therapist, counselor, pediatrician, or a staff member needs to pick up the order.
*Your child may request a certain fabric or character, but we can’t always guarantee with the high demand for blankets.
*There are no insurance forms to fill out.
*There are no income requirements – all of our products are free of charge to our local families and schools.
We presently work with over 96 agencies around the Lowcountry.
We provide therapeutic samples to our exceptional classrooms within the tri-country area.
We are a 100% volunteer-based organization.
If you would like us to come and speak with your organization or set up a free workshop day to learn how to make a weighted product please email us at email@example.com.
Free Weekly Classes
Clap Your Hands is now offering free weekly classes on how to make a weighted lap pad. One of our skilled workers has volunteered to open their home to anyone who wants to learn how to sew these lap pads. Space is limited, so if you’d like to attend please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – at least for the first attendance. We will give you the address and phone number at that time.
You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine or we do have a few extra machines available. All fabrics and materials are included. All lap pads are the property of Clap Your Hands and will be donated to our local schools and families in the Lowcountry. Email us for the phone number and address – which is in Summerville
Some dates and times may change – but pretty much every other Monday.
Babies should not show a hand preference before 18 months old.
Cerebral Palsy Awareness.
Together we can make a difference.