After a great deal of research they realized the majority of effort is focused on either finding a cause or a cure for autism.
Those efforts are vitally important, but what about at 3:00 a.m. when a child is disruptive to him or herself and the family?
In this era of computers and robotics, the two women concluded that a device to replicate the gait of a slow walking horse would be just the thing!
After five years of hard work, their product has been patented. Today, there is something to help children and the family manage stress: Relaxing Equine Simulator Therapy – REST® by GAIT, LLC.
GAIT LLC was founded in 2012 when two retired business women were sitting on the beach one sunny, summer afternoon. Their conversation turned to the scourge of autism in the 21st century.
The grandson of a friend of one of those two women has autism, and she witnessed how the boy’s behavior changed from agitated to calm after a horseback riding session.
As horse therapy has been shown to offer very positive results, why could that movement – the movement of a walking horse – not be utilized in a portable device that would be available around the clock?
GAIT, LLC is a professional member of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. CHADD is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. CHADD publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD.