Blog Author: Myurika Sithamparanathan

Family of four enjoying quality time together during Thanksgiving.

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

Family at sensory-friendly aquarium pointing at fish swimming.

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

A mother and a daughter enjoying their time with parrots at a sensory-friendly zoo.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Zoo Experience

Visits to the zoo are definitely a sensory experience. With animals of all types, in addition to human visitors, zoos are sensory-rich environments. There are plenty of sights, sounds, and smells! In fact, zoos offer new experiences for each of your eight senses. However, for visitors who experience sensory sensitivities or sensory overload, the zoo

Staff in a sensory-friendly meeting sitting at a conference table.

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

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

Small family wearing traditional Indian outfits with statue of Ganesha behind them.

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

Adult and a child wearing cultural outfits sitting on the grass, playing with flowers.

Five Ways to Make Your Onam Celebration Sensory-Friendly

Onam is an important festival that is celebrated in Kerala, India. It is celebrated by all the Malayalees. It is known as the harvest festival and lasts for ten days. Each day consists of different traditional activities. This festival reflects the tradition and culture of Kerala. Although Onam is a Hindu festival, other religions have

Two parents and daughters lighting an oil lamp with Indian traditional outfits on at a sensory-friendly Diwali celebration.

Simple Strategies for a Sensory-Friendly Diwali Celebration

Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights or celebration of lights. Diwali is seen as a victory of light over darkness. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. People celebrate Diwali by lighting number of clay lamps around their home. In addition, a Diwali celebration also consists of prayers, fireworks,

Two Hindu couples walking down the aisle with people surrounding them at a sensory-friendly Hindu wedding.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Hindu Wedding

Weddings are often both a merry and a stressful occasion. Hindu weddings are rich in traditions. Celebrations occur over a number of days, with beautiful and fun rituals. The rituals, traditions and customs also come with loud music, hundreds of guests, bright colours, and long days. Consider a sensory-friendly Hindu wedding to help guests who

Smiling group of people at a sensory-friendly temple visit

5 Ways to Make Your Temple Visits Sensory-Friendly

Visiting temples is important for Hindus. Temple is a sacred place where Hindus go to worship. Hindus typically visit the temple at least once a week. Furthermore, on Fridays, all Hindu temples hold a special prayer. Even though it is crucial for Hindus to visit the temple often, it can also be challenging because of

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