Northern Michigan Mental Health Agencies Receive ‘Carter Kits’ for Children with Autism

Five northern Michigan mental health agencies received 400 sensory kits to use with children with autism.

CarterThere called Carter Kits, named after seven-year-old Carter Severs from Frankenmuth, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The kits include fidget toys, a 5 lbs weighted blanket, earmuffs and sunglasses to specifically help children with special needs calm down during a traumatic event.

There will be 1,600 more kits delivered to 21 northern Michigan counties.

“It keeps other kids calm and they can play with them,” said Carter. “They help people stay relaxed.”

Since starting Carter Kits in 2019, 1,800 kits have been used in across the U.S. in 29 states.