Blog Month: May 2021

Graphic stating, "The Andy Warhol Museum's Virtual Sensory-Friendly Workshop!"

An Art Museum Hosts a Virtual Sensory-Friendly Workshop

Picture this: You join a Zoom call. You first see a gallery of new faces. You hear scattered chatter in the group.  People interrupt one another.  They apologize for their audio delays. You notice a cluttered workspace behind some.  While other participants have a bright, patterned virtual background. You notice that people walk behind another participant on camera. While another is interrupted by their barking dog.  And the

Employees sitting at sensory-friendly work event.

How to Create a Sensory-Friendly Event

Sensory-friendly events are becoming mainstream. More people identify as having a sensory-sensitivity, and seek them out. To be inclusive, people, businesses and organizations must learn how to offer sensory-friendly events. Sensory-friendly events are happening around the world and in different ways; from birthday parties at home to performances in-person and online. They also happen for

Young blind woman walking with cane visual aid.

Sensory Preferences: Yours, Mine, and Ours.

There are simple changes you can make so that an event or location is sensory-friendly. When thinking of common sensory-friendly changes, consider dimming bright lights, adding closed-captioning to videos or creating quiet zones. However, there is no single recipe to create a sensory-friendly event or location for everyone, all of the time. Each person is

Young boy and swim instructor during sensory-friendly swim lessons kicking in swimming pool..

How to Create Sensory-Friendly Swim Lessons

As summer camps and outdoor swimming pools begin opening for the summer in the Western Hemisphere, it important to include as many children as possible in swimming lessons. The World Health Organization tells us that drowning is the third major cause of death for children and youth. Sensory-friendly swimming lessons are needed. A common summertime

Children and camp counsellor smiling at outdoor camp sitting on ground in forest.

What to Pack for a Sensory-Friendly Camper

Summer is almost here. Are you thinking about summer camp for your child? For many children, day and overnight camps are a huge part of their summer. However, if your child has sensory sensitivities, sending them to camp may seem daunting. Children with sensory challenges feel overwhelmed by sensory-rich events or locations. A sensory-rich event

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