Individuals whom benefit

Benefits of weighted items



At Makes Sense, we approach each child as an individual with their own talents and one-of-a-kind needs.  Weighted blankets and items carry such a positive influence of the development and calming of so many individuals. These influences are as follows:


  • provides a calm and relaxing state
  • Sustain a calm and restful sleep
  • Non-medicated form of therapy

1 in every 68 kids are on the Autism, spectrum and even more alarming 1 in every 54 boys is diagnosed.  Awareness and action is so crucial for these children.  In addition to individuals on the spectrum so many others can benefit too:

Our company and store was created and runs on the mind set of no child left behind.  We pride ourselves in being a sensory based store, providing a wide variety of products to help those affected.  At our store everyone is able to see and test our products prior to purchasing.  Our bigger items such as therapy swings, fiber optic lights, crash mats, ect. are available for use in our sensory rooms prior to purchase to ensure a perfect fit. 


Our goal is to create a warm, open environment where both parents and children  feel safe enough to ask questions, explore and seek answers. We strive to provide every child with the tools to surpass his or her own personal best, and help them over the hills and through the valleys of their growing years.  Makes Sense is particularly proud of its one of a kind, custom made weighted products.  This allows us to customize to fit each individuals needs.



Makes Sense             Autism Spectrum and special needs supply store

and sensory rooms

13295 Broadway Alden New York 14004

(716) 902-5025


In addition we carry such a wide variety of product to help your child through the activities of daily life.  These items include:

sensory tools and toys, literature, novelty items such as t-shirts, therapy items, and so much more.

**Don't leave our store without visiting our build-a-blanket workshop** Your blanket built just the way you want it

Store hours:

Monday-Thursday `10am-5pm

Friday 10am-7pm

Saturday 10am-3pm


*We sell all items in our therapy rooms, and are able to sell to any school, agency, or parent*

  1. April is Autism Awareness month in honor of this any birthday party booked for our sensory rooms in the month of April will receive 50% off the package total.

**Informationand prices can be found on our sensory room tab, party must be held during the month of April to receive this promotion.**

10% off purchases of %50 of more


expires: April 10th

Join us for Makes Sense 1st annual Easter Egg Hunt, and stay and visit with the Easter Bunny himself in a friendly sensory based environment.

Saturday April 19th, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt begins promptly at 11am

Easter Bunny will be here from 10am-3pm