Sensory Smarts

Sensory processing challenges underlie many of the obstacles the people we love and work with have to face. If entering a busy supermarket feels like walking into a rock and roll concert, with fluorescents flickering on and off like strobe lights, and the piped in music sounding like heavy metal percussion, it’s no wonder people on the autism spectrum often become overwhelmed in such environments.

While not all people who have sensory issues have autism, virtually all people with the disorder do have significant sensory challenges, ranging from sensory preferences and intolerance to sensory jumbling and white-outs. Mastering sensory challenges gets easier as you develop “sensory smarts.”

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