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How to Create a Sensory-Friendly Ambulance

If you’ve ever been in or near an ambulance, then you understand it can be a very stressful experience. Regardless of the medical emergency, the bright lights, loud sirens and fast-paced energy tend to make people extremely anxious. However, have you ever considered how paramedic services may feel for someone who also experiences sensory sensitivity

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What Is a Sensory-Friendly School Bus?

For many students, taking the school bus is stressful and overwhelming. A crowded bus, traffic noise and a high-energy environment induce anxiety for many children. Sensory sensitivity, sensory overload and sensory processing difficulties add to the challenge of school bus transportation. Additionally, research has found that children with disabilities are more likely to have to

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How to Create a Sensory-Friendly Classroom

So you might think that a sensory-friendly experience or environment is something that happens at the movies, the theatre, or a store. Consider that a sensory-friendly environment is needed at school too! Many children, both with and without diagnoses of sensory disorders, have sensory sensitivities. Schools and teacher often do not know how to help

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Make Your Business Sensory Friendly

Are you like many other businesses in the following ways? You want to increase your customer base. You are interested in being more accessible. Inclusion is important to you. Maybe, you’ve heard about sensory-friendly hours. And, now you wonder if that is a fit for your business? You think you might already have some sensory-friendly

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Plan a Sensory-Friendly Vacation

Are you planning your next vacation? Does a member of your family struggle with sensory sensitivity or sensory overload? Travelling can be stressful and challenging at the best of times! Especially so following COVID-19 and long periods of social isolation. A sensory-friendly vacation is a solution for a less stressful and more enjoyable vacation, be

Woman's hand holding a brown focus stone.

Fidgets: Not Just for Children

You often hear about and see fidget toys created for children. However, have you ever considered how these devices may also be helpful for adults? Sensory fidget toys for adults are truly “a thing!” If you are old enough, you may remember fiddling with a few coins in your pocket, twirling a pencil in your

Young woman sitting on couch with laptop reading a sensory-friendly email.

How to Create Sensory-Friendly Emails

Do you find yourself communicating more by email these days? Maybe you are working from home. Or, only going into the office some of the time. Ever receive an email that you simply don’t understand? On the other hand, have you ever sent an email that was misunderstood? These are common experiences for email users.

Young family sitting on beach towel at sensory-friendly beach.

Make your Beach Sensory-Friendly

Many people enjoy visiting the beach. However, did you know that some families avoid the beach? The crowds of people, loud noises and lack of shade can all be very overwhelming for children with sensory sensitivity. That is true for adults and seniors too! Have you ever considered making your beach sensory-friendly? There are easy,

A woman her two daughters standing in a busy airport.

Sensory-Friendly Post-Pandemic Travel

As post pandemic travel opens up again, are you planning a trip for work or vacation? As people become adjust to travel opening back up, sensory overload remains a concern. Therefore, it is important to consider the impact on your own personal sensory preferences on post pandemic travel. Sensory Overload and COVID-19 Sensory sensitivity and

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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

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