A jewish boy excited to grab a donut at a sensory friendly synagogue.

How to Make Your Synagogue Sensory Friendly 

For many Jewish people, going to the synagogue is an important part of their lives. Visiting the synagogue can bring both a feeling of belonging to a community and foster spiritual meaning. However, for many people, visiting the synagogue can be overwhelming to the senses.  A sensory-friendly synagogue helps! Synagogues are often sensory-rich environments. Sensory-rich environments

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How to Have a Sensory-Friendly Guy Fawkes Celebration

Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is a celebration that occurs in the United Kingdom in November. This celebration is associated with costumes, fireworks and bonfires. As well as large crowds of people. For many people, this is an exciting and sensory-rich celebration. However, this celebration may also be stressful and overwhelming for people who

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Sensory Friendly Thanksgiving Greetings

Are you planning your Thanksgiving gathering of friends and family? Want to make it more accessible and inclusive this year? You can make features of the gathering sensory-friendly. Moreover, you can use sensory-friendly Thanksgiving greetings! While family and friend dinners, traditions and celebrations are fun, they can also be overwhelming. In particular, gatherings like Thanksgiving

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Make Homework Space Sensory-Friendly

Ready to set homework up for success in your household? Maybe, it is back to school time? Alternatively, are you looking for a homework boost? Make homework space sensory-friendly and create a positive homework experience. In particular, for students of any age, sensory sensitivity or sensory overload contribute to homework distress. Anxiety, stress, frustration and

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How to Create a Sensory-Friendly After-School Program

If you are leading an after-school program, consider adding sensory-friendly features at any time during the school year! Sensory-friendly features will help students with what is often a sensory-rich environment in after-school programs. For many parents, choosing after-school care that is a fit for their child is critical. Furthermore, children with sensory sensitivities struggle with

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Create a Sensory-Friendly Independence Day Party

Getting ready for your July 4th party yet? Independence Day in the United States is associated with BBQs, parties, and fireworks. However, if you have a family member with sensory sensitivities, July 4th celebrations are likely stressful. However, there are simple ways you can adapt your celebrations! Create a sensory-friendly Independence Day celebration that makes

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How to Have a Sensory-Friendly Canada Day Celebration

Are you planning a celebration for July 1st, Canada Day? Canada Day events typically involve friends and family celebrating together. There may be a BBQ, a pool party or a gathering in the garage. Furthermore, fireworks are often part of family, neighbourhood or community celebrations. However, if you have a child or family member with

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Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Aquarium

An aquarium is a fun and to visit for people of all ages. Did you know that it is important to be sensory-friendly for your visitors? Creating a sensory-friendly aquarium experience makes your aquarium accessible and inclusive to more people. Furthermore, making aquarium visitors more comfortable encourages loyalty and positive reviews, too! Many people, of

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Caregiving When You Experience Sensory Sensitivities or Sensory Overload

Being a caregiver for another person, be they a child or an adult, can add anxiety and stress. Caregiving responsibilities require a significant amount of organization and planning, along with additional emotional resilience and physical energy. Ultimately, any caregiver can experience difficulties coping. Additionally, if you have sensory sensitivities, these feelings and managing the caregiving

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Make Your Theme Park Sensory-Friendly

Visiting theme parks are a popular family activity. They are also unique tourist attractions. But did you know that many families avoid them? The movement of exciting rides, bright lights, sounds and noises, and crowds of people make theme parks sensory-rich. For families with children who have sensory sensitivities, (or adult members themselves) visiting theme

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