Blog Month: February 2022

St. Patrick's Day street parade with crowds of people on either side of the street.

Create a Sensory-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Parade

As St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaches, many communities are in the process of planning their upcoming parade for families to enjoy. St. Patrick’s Day parades often involve crowds of people with lots of green decorations and flashing lights, Irish-themed floats, seasonal costumes, and loud music. These events are exciting for many families and represent a

Young boy laying on blanket with shamrocks on his eyes on St. Patrick's Day.

6 Sensory-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tips for Parents

With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up, many families are plan fun-filled, but sensory-rich activities. Oftentimes, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations involve gatherings with friends, creating crafts and attending community events. A common community event is a St. Patrick’s Day parade. However, for parents with children who have sensory sensitivities, parades are a problem. The loud

Group of people of all ages hold hands up in a circle.

Everyone Included: Be Sensory-Friendly

Do you wonder how to better include everyone? Being sensory-friendly helps achieve that goal. Inclusion and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all are key priorities of the United Nations Commission for Social Development. The Commission is an advisory body. It is responsible for the social development pillar of global

A man and woman checking in at the airport on touch screen device.

Make Plane, Train, and Bus Terminals Sensory-Friendly

For many people, traveling by plane, train or bus is fun! However, for people with sensory sensitivities, transportation is often overwhelming and contributes to sensory overload. Regardless of whether it’s a plane, train, or bus, there are several parts of the travelling or simply commuting that make it stress-inducing. As a result, many people avoid

Sensory-friendly teacher sitting beside student helping with school work.

How to Be a Sensory-Friendly Teacher

As the number of people who experience sensory sensitivities continues to increase, many students are experiencing difficulties in school. A research study, “Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids” by Juliana Bunim (2013), predicted that sensory processing disorders impact up to 16% of school-aged children. Furthermore, children with sensory processing disorders

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