Gadgets for your teenager with autism

Popular Toys for Teenagers with Autism

Autism is surely a limiting disorder that makes your kid unable to have effective communication with others. It also inhibits social interactions such that your kid is not able to make friends easily, are not able to date or form meaningful relationships with others.

Autistic people suffer from sensory processing disorder where they get overstimulated by a certain sensation. Say for example that they walk into a hall full of people and they are sure to feel overwhelmed by the noise, smell and even lights. Their sense of touch is also affected. If an autistic person is touched lightly, they feel bad since they want deep pressure.

In this post, we ask Eshter Wells who is an expert on autism as well as a special needs teacher to tell us about the needs of autistic people especially when they hit adolescence years.

Noise cancelling headphones

Kids with autism are surely over-stimulated by noises and sounds that normal teenagers would not be put off by. They will for example feel overwhelmed when they walk into a dance hall, disco or party that has blaring music. Taking dinner in the school dinner hall is also something big for them since they will be overstimulated by the noises, talks, jeers and cheers of the other students as they animatedly talk. Therefore, to beat this auditory stimulations, one can think of getting noise cancelling headphones that have been found to be truly effective in controlling or even cancelling the sounds.

Other than headphones that are rather too conspicuous, you could also get some earbuds for your kids. They are also good in how they work and you are assured that they will be great in reducing the noise so that the unwanted sounds are muffled and the kid is only able to hear conversations that they want to listen to. These gadgets can be used in:

  • Restaurants
  • School dining hall
  • Streets
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping store

Caution however need to be taken especially for kids who want to wear the gadgets when they are walking on the road since they could cancel out car horns or any other sounds that might be warning the kid to act promptly and this could end up in avoidable accidents.

Weighted compression vests

Science has proven that time and again compression vests work awesomely to reduce anxiety in both autistic as well as Parkinson’s patients. How this works is that the person wearing the vest feels as though they are getting a deep hug. This has the effect of making them feel calm and rested.

You can either buy the compression vest or make your own using beads or any other heavy material eg sand that can be sewn into the fabric to make it weighted. The science has also been used to make weighted blankets and weighted lap pads which have the same effect of reducing anxiety as well as curing people from insomnia.

Robotic pets for companionship

As we have mentioned before, kids with autism suffer from loneliness. This is partly because they are treated as social weirdoes by the other kids in the school and partly because they lack social skills for example, they have mind blindness that makes them lack empathy for others. Because of their preoccupation on vague things, other kids in the school will not want to be associated with them and will therefore avoid them like a plague.

To beat this loneliness, parents can invest in robotic pets that are great companions. The robotic pets are also snugly and good to hold and embrace making you feel like you have that friend. Robotic pets have been used by people with dementia or just aged and socially isolated with great results.

Obese people and trouble toileting

Want to Wipe but Hands too Short?

We have already discussed the different ways that we look at hygiene at our hotel since we are geared to make your stay here as best as possible. But then there are always problems here and there even we want to provide the best services. People with obesity usually do come and they have trouble wiping.

The first thing that we advise them is not to use tissues but rather wet wipes since they are way better and will help the person wipe cleanly. Other than use of that, we also advise them to think of using bidets that are installed in all our bathrooms. We have found them to be very effective and since our hotel are open to people from all denominations, do not feel stigmatized carrying a lota or using a bidet to do your think in the toilet. No one is going to ask you or look at you in a funny way.

Different Wiping aids for people with Obesity or disability

We can advise you on the different wiping aids for obese or disabled people. Some of these include the bottom buddy, the freedom wand, the juvo toilet aid with caddy as well as the Buckingham easywipe butt wiper when one is travelling.

All these butt wipers are long enough so as to extend to your butt hole so that you can wipe with ease even despite your disability. The bottom buddy is for example 11 inches while the freedom wand is approximately 21 inches since it has an extender. They also come with a small bag that you can pack into for easy storage as well as for when you are on a trip.

The best that I would approve for those who are looking to use a wiping aid is the freedom wand since it can be used for wiping your anus, shaving aid, for applying ointment as well as a washing aid to reach your back. The downside is that it is rather expensive and if you are on a budget, I would advise you to use the bottom buddy toilet tissue aid which you can see reviewed here.

Hotels and Toilet Hygiene: Inseparable Things We Need to Look Into

Toilet Hygiene at Ilmercato Restaurant

It is only in a hotel setting where you shit where you eat without a compromise on the hygiene. At Ilmercato, we know how important it is that where you are eating is hygienic and clean. But so should also be the place where you are emptying your bowels.

So, our toilets are state of the art, convenient and near you so that you do not have to travel miles and miles to just get a place to relieve yourself after your tummy is full. We know this. And since we are accommodative of all types of people, races, religions, gender and ages, we know how important it is to be diverse in our washrooms. Some of American people just want to go to the toilet, find a seat and a tissue close by which they can reach afterwards.

Europeans and Asians might not want the seat but a place where they squat, relieve themselves and later on use a bidet to wipe themselves with water. They will then use some reusable family cloths to wipe.

Others do not want to hear of these two, they want to shower with soap and they are good to go.

There is also that class of metrosexual men that have heard of the dude wet wipes and they want to use them to wipe their bums after a number 2 at the toilet because they have read this article on Hosiped and found it that wet wipes leave them clean, flesh and feeling adequately sanitized.

And who are we not to grant all these groups of people their wishes?

So what do you find in our washrooms?

Toilets with seats for those who want that. Since we also cater for the seniors, you are also likely to find guard rails that the senior can grasp on when they feel like falling. We also have special seat risers with removable arms if you have an elderly resident who has gone some surgical operation and would not fit in a normal toilet.

We have the lowered toilets where one has to squat. There are some people who do not like the idea of sitting on a toilet since they feel it hygienic considering that other people come and sit there. They also do not want to contract UTIs from water that might splash from the toilet seat.

Toilet paper. Since there are those people who still like using the good old toilet paper, we let them be. We have high quality toilet paper in each hotel room and they are continually restocked by our room keepers.

Bidets. Some people want to wash their butts with a bidet after a bowel emptying. That is why we have our high quality bidets to serve them.

Family cloths: We have that class of people who do not want to use toilet paper, wipes but rather family cloths. We also take care of their needs since our cloths are always available and can be used to wipe your face, after the gym etc.

We Introduce Adaptive Utensils for Elderly

As we always say, our commitment is to serve all our clients with dignity and give them the best service that they require. We do not discriminate on race, gender, religious affiliations or political background. We are open to all and we will serve you with utmost respect and dignity that you deserve.

In line with this, we have found that a large number of people in the country are affected by diseases such as dementia, arthritis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s that make it difficult for them to eat or dine with dignity. They have to be fed by their caregivers and it gets really hard since they cannot fully enjoy the meals when they are being spoon fed as it makes them feel as though they are ever dependent on others.

At our Ilmercato restaurant, you can now dine with pleasure and at leisure since we have adaptive utensils that can be used by the above named groups of people. So the next time, you are looking for a place where you can take your arthritic mum for a dinner date then you need not worry since we will get you sorted. So what are our adaptive utensils?

Parkinson’s silverware

Our set of parkinson’s silverware enables you to eat with ease without having to fear your tremors. The PD silverware includes: spoon for tremors, fork and soup spoon that are smart to counteract tremors. The motion sensors are designed in a way such that you do not have to fear your trembling as it will be counteracted and reversed.

Non breaking plates

We have melamine non breaking plates so that arthritic patient does not have to eat with anxiety written all over their faces fearing that they might break the plate lest it falls. They also have rubber bottom that sticks on the table so they are not likely to slip away from the table. The tables are also designed such that you cannot have anything falling when the patient is eating.

Non slip cups for adults

Our cups are the sippy types where the elderly has ease drinking. The handles are non slip and so the person does not have to fear it falling and breaking,

14 Essential items that should be included in your Golf Bag

There is nothing as disappointing as getting to the golf course only to forget an essential item home. A golfer requires more than clubs in their golf bag so as to be comfy while playing their game. If you prepare well and ensure that you have everything you require for your game can make golfing enjoyable. Here are 15 items that you should include in your best golf carrier:

14 Items that you must have in your bag

  1. Golf Balls (New and Old) – The new balls can assist you to play better while you can use the old ones to practice. A good golfer needs a good number of golf balls but not excess as it can make your bag heavy and make you tired.
  2. Rain Hood – Before you go to the course ensure that you check the weather and in case there is any chance of rain, it is important to pack an umbrella, rain jacket, and rain hood.
  3. Writing equipments – You will require a pen, pencil, and sharpie to fill out the scorecard and also it will assist you to mark your balls for ease of identification. It is easy to confuse your ball with someone else’s and this is not something you would like to experience.
  4. Bug Spray and Sun Screen – The sunscreen ensures that your skin remain protected from the harmful sun rays while the bug spray will protect you from the bites.
  5. Water Bottle – Carrying a water bottle is essential especially during hot days. Almost every golf course has water filling place to assist to keep golfers feeling fresh and hydrated.
  6. USGA rule book – The rule book is necessary if you’re not sure about how to move your ball past a certain obstruction or penalty for committing certain mistakes in golfing.
  7. Gloves – Don’t forget to bring extra gloves in your bag in case your glove is ripped or your friends need to borrow as well. Good golf gloves are those made of leather or an additional stretch.
  8. Tees – Do not forget to come with some tees that you will require for 18 holes. The best thing about the tees is that it can be used as a divot tool, ball maker, and teeing up the golf. I would suggest that you have a three in one tool than assist you to better your game.
  9. Towel – It is common for golfers to have a bad shot once in a while and having a towel can help you to wipe off your club so that you can have a nice and clean surface required for the next shot.
  10. Snacks – As you walk the course carrying a loaded golf bag, you will get hungry and you may require something to eat. It is important to carry some snacks such as fruit which can act as energizers.
  11. First Aid Kit – There are times you will get into the woods to look for golf balls and you can get cut. Also, you can develop muscle pain and blisters and a first aid kit will help you nurse any form of injury.
  12. Golf shoes –The golf shoes are specifically made to ensure that you play your game comfortably. The shoe offers you support in any form of soil or weather situation.
  13. Golf Tape – The golf tapes normally protects your fingers from blisters.
  14. Business Cards – Golfing is a social game and you may never know who you will meet on the course. It is important to always have some business cards just in case.

Final Thought

The article discusses 14 must have items in your bag. I agree there may be other items, but this are the essential items that you need to have in your bag.

Why Ilmercato should be your weight loss centre

Dear client,

We continue making our restaurant the best ever by getting you all the foods and the gadgets that will help you lose weight and burn fat. In this spirit we have recently acquired the following:

A detox menu

We have recently with the help of our nutritionist and friends got a working detox menu that will help you be lean in a matter of ten days.

Below is our detox menu

day 1



3 eggs and 2 slices of toasted bread


2. Snack


3.Lunch Chicken +rice +vegetables

4.Snack Salad
5.Dinner Green Smoothie

day 2



3egg whites and 1/3 cup oatmeal

2. Snack



Green Smoothie




Green Smoothie

day 3



500 ml green smoothie

2. Snack


Pineapple piece

500ml green smoothie



5.Dinner 500ml green smoothie

day 4



500ml green smoothie


2. Snack



500ml green smoothie


Choose from this list:

Pineapple pieces




500ml green smoothie

And that continues to day 10 when you will have lost weight, feel better about your body as well as thrown toxins out

Treadmill for big guys

We know how bad it is to be obese and therefore, we now have treadmills for all sorts of people. Whether you weigh 400 lbs and feel that there is no treadmill out there that is worth it to get you leaner, we now have you covered.

With our treadmills for big guys, you now need not worry since the treadmill will help you lose weight and get leaner in a matter of time.

Ab workout gym equipment

Ever gone to a gym and found that there is no swiss exercise ball or rotating push up handes?

Well, that was us some times back but after realizing how important these items are, we now have them to help out all those people coming to the gym to lose love handles and have well chiseled stomach and strength in their core muscles. We did this after visiting The BuytheTop10 site and finding out how important these items were. You can learn more about the site here

Of late we have heard complaints from women in that they do not find ab equipment that suit them. That is now the past since we now have ab workout equipment for women beginners.


Tips on choosing the right size of a skateboard helmet for your head

At Ilmercato restaurant, we are all about your fulfillment: good foods, entertainment as well as sports to keep your body healthy and strong. So in our post today, we look at how you can keep up good health with a sport that is as old as history, yet very enjoyable–skateboarding. Well tell you expert tips on choosing the right size of a skateboard helmet.

Importance of a skateboard helmet

Skateboard helmet is a crucial protective gear that you should always put on whenever you are skateboarding to make sure that you are safe from injuries that may occur due to falling. Regardless of your level of being a beginner in skateboarding or a pro, wearing the best skateboard helmet is always a must since accidents do happen no matter the experience you may have. Different brands of helmets are available in the market that will provide you with safety and style of your choice.

Proper measurement of your head to find a well fitting helmet is necessary as will assure you of maximum protection of your head. The brand you will decide to go for must be fitting well and should have protective padding, fit snugly, be low across the forehead and must not shift around when you are skating.

Make sure to replace your skating helmet regularly when it is damaged due to an impact or becomes smaller.

How to measure your head for a fitting skateboard helmet

Putting on a well fitting helmet is very important as it guarantees your safety in case you fall while skateboarding. The size of helmet to buy will be determined by the size of your head. Whether you’re purchasing the best kids skateboard helmets or skating helmets for kids, the size of the skateboard is vital. The sizes of helmets varies from one brand to another but knowing the size of your head makes it easy when choosing a skateboard helmet since many brands have a sizing chart. In a case where you decide to purchase online then knowing your size enables you choose a properly fitting helmet.

Steps in measuring your head size

  1. Wrap a soft tape measure around your forehead. Make sure it rests over the ears and eyebrows since that is where your helmet will rest. The measure level you should keep is from the front to back of the head. The wrapping should not be too tight or loose. For US and UK make sure that the circumference is recorded in terms of inches and in centimeters for Europe.
  2. Follow the above steps by using a string if you can’t access a tape measure. Wrap it properly around your head then mark it. Measure it against a ruler to find the correct measurement.
  3. If you are not able to measure your head with either a tape measure or a ruler then a hat can help you know your head size since some hats do have size tags which will help you estimate the size of your helmet.

Safety laws for skateboard helmet

Laws vary from one state to another or from one country to the other. Best skateboard helmets are mandatory in some states to riders of certain ages. For states such as California, fewer than 18 riders are required by law to always put on helmets that are CPSC- certified. Make sure that your helmet meets the CPSC regulation and should have EPS protective liner and the regulations of your state before ordering. Picking a whole set of skateboard pads is always recommended as it assures you of maximum safety.


Food with high zinc contents: Get them at Ilmercato

Zinc is an important mineral ion in the body. It is responsible for normal growth, brain development as well as the growth of hormones. In men zinc is responsible for boosting their testosterone levels. You should therefore strive to eat foods that are rich in zinc. In this post, we talk about foods with high zinc contents that you will find at our restaurant.

Foods with high zinc contents

Food with high zinc contents

At Ilmercato, we strive to ensure that the dishes we serve are rich in this essential mineral. Our menus reflect this and we serve food such as:

  • Oyster
  • Beef
  • Tofu
  • Lentils
  • Low fat yoghurt
  • mushrooms
  • Almond seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Groundnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chicken
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Nile perch
  • Green kales
  • Spinach


All these foods are rich in zinc.

Benefits of zinc

  • Fastens wound healing

Zinc does this by increasing the rate at which blood clots after an injury. If you have low zinc levels,you will find that it takes long time for you to heal after a simple injury or cut.

  • Boosts your immunity levels

People who have high zinc concentration find that they are able to cure from common colds faster than those who do not have this trace element.

  • Strong bones

Zinc just like calcium is important for bone formation since it is a metal.

  • Thyroid development

With good thyroid development, a baby is able to grow faster and more healthily as opposed to that who does not have the trace element in their system.

  • As we have pointed out, zinc is essential in boosting testosterone in men. It does this by increasing the amount of free testosterone in a man’s body by inhibiting conversion to estrogen. Estrogen is the female sex hormone and is responsible for girly characteristics such as fatness, roundness of features as well as a soft character.If you have too much estrogen, you act like a lady and are quiet and conservative. The male hormone on the other hand makes you aggressive and tough. With it, you do not need to take any fat burning gnc pills since you are good to go and your body is full of muscles as opposed to fat.

Who is at the risk of low zinc

  1. Lactating and pregnant mothers since all the zinc could be taken up by the baby
  2. People who are always taking alcohol
  3. Those with sicke cell disease
  4. Vegetarians who do not want to eat beef, oysters or chicken. But this should not mean that vegans should rid themselves of zinc. They can take lentils, spinach, kales, sesame seeds, pumpkin, chia, groundnuts and almonds which are all zinc rich foods vegans should take.


Dear Guests

Provoz restaurace Il Mercato ukončen

Milí hosté,

chtěli bychom Vám poděkovat za Vaši přízeň a podporu. Rok 2016 je pro nás rokem velkých změn a od 4. 1. 2016 bude provoz restaurace Il Mercato ukončen a prostory restaurace budou pod novým jménem provozovány jiným majitelem.

Naše společnost v čele s Riccardem Lucquem, Ondřejem Rákosníkem a Martinem Němcem se rozhodla rozšiřovat své aktivity v hlavním městě a zaměřit se na úspěšný koncept Botteg (obchod a bistro v jednom).

Z tohoto důvodu jsme se rozhodli přenechat provozování restaurace Il Mercato v Brně novému majiteli, který pochází a podniká v jihomoravské metropoli. Pevně věříme, že restaurace bude fungovat směrem k Vaší spokojenosti i do budoucna.

Martin Němec, jeden z majitelů Il Mercata, začal provozovat svou restauraci Retro Consistorium na ulici Mečová v Brně, kde se s ním můžete potkávat i v budoucnu.

Přejeme Vám hodně osobních i pracovních úspěchů v roce 2016.

Riccardo Lucque, Ondřej Rákosník, Martin Němec a tým restaurace Il Mercato


Restaurant Il Mercato closes

Dear guests,

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for your support. For us, the year 2016 is a year of big changes. As of January, 4th 2016, our restaurant Il Mercato is closing and the restaurant facilities will be operated under a new name operated by another owner.

Our company, headed by Riccardo Lucque, Ondrej Rákosník and Martin Němec, decided to concentrate on its activities in the capital and focus on the successful concept of the La Bottega (shop and bistro in one).

For this reason, we’ve decided to leave Il Mercato in Brno to the new owner, who comes from a business in the South Moravian metropolis. We truly believe that this new restaurant will work hard to gain your satisfaction in the future.

Martin Nemec, one of the owners of Il Mercato, began operating Retro Consistorium on Mečová Street in Brno, where you can meet him in the future.

We wish you a lot of personal and professional success in 2016.

Riccardo Lucque, Ondřej Rákosník, Martin Němec and the Il Mercato team