An adult putting a traditional red powder on a child's forehead for Tamil New Year.

How to Make Tamil New Year Sensory-Friendly

Tamil New Year (also known as Puthandu) is celebrated on or about April 14th every year. Tamil New Year is the first day for a new beginning with the hope that the new year will bring them more opportunities for growth and happiness. Initially, Tamil New Year was celebrated by Hindus in Sri Lanka and

3 young Muslim adults seated around dinner table eating.

Host a Sensory-Friendly Eid Party

Twice a year, the Muslim community around the world celebrates Eid. Families and friends come together for feasts, give each other gifts, and pray together. Eid al-Fitr, the festival of the breaking of the fast, celebrates generosity and gratitude. Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, is about helping those in need. While Eid is a

Muslim women greeting each other for a sensory-friendly Eid

Five Steps to a Sensory-Friendly Eid

Eid is right around the corner and the Muslim community is preparing for this special celebration. Parties are being planned, homes are being decorated, and plans are being confirmed. Although this is a very joyous time of year, for many children and adults, it can contribute to sensory overload and stress. Furthermore, Eid can be

Young Muslim man, smiling, with his head turned to the side, outside in group prayer.

How to Offer a Sensory-Friendly Eid Prayer

Eid is an important celebration for Muslims around the world. One way Eid is celebrated is with morning Eid prayers. This is a special part of the day that families look forward to. On the other hand, while this is a beautiful opportunity for many, it may also contribute to sensory overload or be difficult

Multiple people laying together on the floor with colourful powder on them for a Holi celebration

How to Make Your Holi Celebration Sensory-Friendly

What is Holi? The celebration of Holi is one of the most commonly celebrated festivals in India. Holi is a social, cultural, and religious festival. It is commonly known as the festival of colours. However, it is also a celebration of love and belongingness. For example, it includes a ritual to burn your bad times

Young girl sleeping in bed holding stuffed animal.

Create Sensory-Friendly Sleep for Your Child

For many parents, managing their child’s bedtime is a difficult and exhausting process. Oftentimes, children are hesitant to go to bed or have difficulties falling and staying asleep. However, for a child with sensory sensitivities, these challenges may be extreme. As a result, your child is likely overtired and experiencing difficulty in regular activities at

Vet smiling at sensory-friendly vet with dog.

Make Your Veterinary Clinic Sensory-Friendly

Curious about why your veterinary clinic should be sensory-friendly? Your clinic is a busy, noisy, bright environment. A mixed group of pets and people make your waiting area and treatment areas especially sensory-rich. The anxiety of your patients and their humans add to a stressful experience. As a result, these factors can contribute to a

Young Muslims gathering for Taraweeh prayer

How to Offer Sensory-Friendly Taraweeh Prayer 

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims around the world. Ramadan is observed by fasting from sunrise to sunset, praying, giving charity and practicing generosity. Taraweeh prayer is one of the things that makes Ramadan nights so special. For the entire month, many Muslims gather together at night after breaking their

Young Muslim girls celebrating a sensory friendly Ramadan

Five Steps to a Sensory-Friendly Ramadan

For many Muslims, Ramadan is the most sacred time of the year. It is a time that is devoted to enriching spirituality (Alghafli et al., 2019) As Ramadan approaches, the Muslim community is preparing for the most sacred month of the year in the Islamic calendar. Muslim around the world observe Ramadan by fasting from

Muslim family gathered around dinner table at sensory-friendly Iftaar party.

Host a Sensory-Friendly Iftaar Party 

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in the Islamic calendar. The Muslim community around the world observes Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset. Iftaar, the meal at sunset that marks the end of the fast, is often celebrated with feasts surrounded by friends and family. For many children and adults, these

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