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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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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 a 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

Young family laying in a tent at a sensory-friendly campsite.

How to Create A Sensory-Friendly Campsite

For many families, camping is a yearly traditional event. Camping is a way for families to travel and spend quality time in nature together. Additionally, for many families, camping is a financially accessible way to go on a relaxing vacation. However, for families that have a a family member with sensory sensitivities, camping is not

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Make In-Person Meetings Sensory-Friendly

Have you been looking forward to returning to in-person meetings? Maybe you want to avoid them? Returning to in-person meetings after a long period of working from home can be a challenge. That is true even for people who miss being in-person. Shifting from working from home, to hybrid work, or full-time in person is

Crowd of people attending a concert at a sensory-friendly arena.

Make Your Arena or Stadium Sensory-Friendly

Arenas or stadiums are common spaces to host exciting events such as sports games or concerts. Typically, these buildings are extremely large and can fit hundreds or even thousands of people. As a result, these environments tend to be very sensory-rich. Therefore, many people, including families with children who have sensory sensitivities are not able

Young boy sleeping in bed with weighted blanket.

How to Pick a Weighted Blanket

Thinking about buying a weighted blanket? Wondering if they really work? Maybe you are trying to chose one for yourself, or your child? Read on to learn about blankets with added or a heavier weight. Most importantly, read about heavier blanket safety, which is rarely talked about. You will also learn how heavy a blanket

Group of people dancing at a sensory-friendly music festival.

How to Make a Music Festival Sensory-Friendly

Music festivals are fun, often outdoor events. They involve the local community and visitors, enjoying music from special guests over a series of hours or days. Music can be anything from classical to country to rock and roll! Depending on the size of the event, they may include food vendors, rides, and other attractions. These

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Strategies for a Sensory-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated to honour the birth of Lord Ganesha. This is a celebration that is widely celebrated in India and by the Hindu diaspora around the world. During this day, Hindus visit the temple to pray and pay their respect to Lord Ganesha. Temples hold a special prayer where devotees

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