Blog Month: March 2020

Christina Martin sitting on chair.

Christina Martin: Virtual Sensory-Friendly Shows

Canadian singer-songwriter Christina Martin is leading the charge to adopt inclusive, sensory-friendly performances at her shows.  Both in-person and online.  In this blog post, she answered a series of questions about her journey to inclusion. What has made inclusion and becoming sensory-friendly important to you as a musician? In Real Life The fact that some

Child sitting at desk in front of computer.

Sensory Kids: Getting Back to Normal

The time we will be considered to be ‘back to normal’ oftentimes seems so far away. But what resources are in place to help you transition your kids back into school after Coronavirus has passed for example?  Or back to normal after summer holidays?  Christmas break?  Especially your child with a sensory disorder?  There are

Child engaging in a sensory friendly obstacle course indoors.

Sensory Kids: Indoor Activities for Kids

Due to the global pandemic, many parents got caught between a kid and a workspace.  Indoor activities for kids were needed to keep them busy, engaged, and safe! Furthermore, pandemic or not, it is always helpful to have some ideas on hand as parents. In January 2020, I decided to leave my full-time job in

Senior woman checking out her groceries.

Senior Shopping Hours

More and more stores, shops and essential establishments around the world offer special senior shopping hours. It started during COVID-19. Additionally, research, “COVID-19 and Ageism: How Positive and Negative Responses Impact Older Adults and Society” by Monahan et al., (2020), found that senior shopping hours have been perceived positively by older adults .  Find help is

Inside of Cameron Library.

Neurodiversity for Children and Teens: The Burnaby Public Library

What is neurodiversity? Have you heard the term neurodiverse, neuroatypical or neurodiversity being used more recently?  People who identify with being neurodiverse may also seek sensory-friendly experiences due to sensory sensitivity or sensory overload. The neurodiverse experts are in our communities For example, over the past few years, the Burnaby Public Library has been going

Yona Landry with sunglasses and an ice pack on her head post-concussion.

Concussion: In One Second Everything Changes

Post-concussion Symptoms Have Changed My Life Forever. A fall down the stairs. Because I was in a hurry to get to work. And yes, there it was concussion by “whiplash!” I’m an occupational therapist with 25 years of experience.  Even I didn’t know that you could have a concussion due to whiplash.  Whiplash can occur without your

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