Josh Mallan's a-ha moment came while staring at the ceiling
waiting for his son, Miles, who has Asperger's syndrome, to fall
asleep. What, Mallan says he wondered, could he do to give Miles
more options in his room to help him settle down at night.
"The necessity was the mother of invention here," he says.
Mallan, a former teacher and contractor, came up with an adaptable
therapeutic home gym using panels based off the therapy Miles was
receiving. The Chicago dad's company, SensationStations, creates
removable ceiling or wall units to which devices, such as swings or
rope ladders, can be attached. The units, he says, are easily
adapted to fit therapy needs for those on the autism spectrum or
with physical disabilities.
"It really does give parents a place that's safe and
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