What We Do


BostonCalm is the new home of the Breathe Boston Autism Project which provides sensory care packages to help calm, inspire, and encourage children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.

So far we have made donations to patients of Boston Children's Hospital Autism Program, Boston Medical Center's Autism Program, Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, Mass General's Lurie Center for Autism, the Special Education Department at Boston Public Schools, AANE, The ARC of the South Shore, and The Walker School. The list is still growing. Right now, we have a collaboration with The Rotary Club of Needham for several of our donations for this year. Their support has been phenomenal as well as a generous donation from Making Authentic Friendships. Please see our Gratitude tab to view a list of all of our donors that have made these donations possible.

We are always in need of certain items for our care packages such as Sensory Goods Weighted Stuffed Animals, Sensory Goods Weighted Lap Pads (Cotton) in Small and Medium, and items from Yogibo. Monetary donations can be made to our Paypal at bostoncalm@gmail.com. Our 501c3 tax exemption start date was April 01,2019. All donations on or after this date are tax deductible.


To discuss collaboration/partnership or to sponsor a care package, please send an email to Gretchen Leary at bostoncalm@gmail.com

Meet Our Team

President and Founder

Gretchen Leary 

Vice President & Treasurer

Christopher McIntire


Suzanne Doherty