Blog Author: Christel Seeberger

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Darian’s Story: Celebrate Success

Darian’s story is about how Darian and his mother taught me an important lesson.  That everyone should be given the opportunity to be celebrated. For many years, I worked with children and their families.  And, for many years with autistic children. Over 20 years ago, I piloted a school readiness group with a colleague.  We

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Sensory-Friendly Co-Working Space Design in Shared Offices

Co-working space design is a topic of interest in shared workspaces.  Large companies create co-working spaces for their employees to work together.  Individual offices are reduced or may not even exist.  Workers may share desks and worksurfaces.  Small companies and solo-entrepreneurs use co-working spaces too.  In those instances, space is rented both short and long

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Sensory-Friendly Homes: Beyond Autism

When I designed the apartment in my home, I considered two things:  autism-friendly home modifications and sensory-friendly spaces.  I have rented the apartment, fully furnished for both short and long-term rental.  Due to my dedication to sensory-friendly living, I wanted to ensure that I designed a living space for autistic persons.  Additionally, I wanted to

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Awesome Trade Show Ideas: Virtual and In-Person

Are you looking for some awesome trade show ideas to make your next booth or trade show stand out at a virtual or in-person event? For in-person events, conference halls and trade shows by nature are often sensory-rich.  At virtual trade shows, it can be challenging to stand out from the “crowd”. Both in-person and

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Good Presentation Skills: Make it Sensory-Friendly

What are the qualities of good presentations? Presenting a workshop or at a conference is an acquired skill. Even more so online and virtually.  For instance, you likely remember a presentation when you struggled to pay attention. Learn how to give a sensory-friendly presentation.  Being sensory-friendly is important for presentation skills. In addition, follow these

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Productivity at Work: Love Your Workspace

Productivity at work is by design, not happenstance. One of the best ways to be more productive at work by falling in love with your workspace is by making it sensory-friendly. Design at work is often forgotten and neglected. However,  we are here to tell you that the workspace by design is important and often overlooked. 

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Sensory-Friendly Swimming and Autism Swim Lessons

Have you heard the expressions of sensory-friendly swim times and autism-friendly swimming lessons?  Moreover, are you confused by them?  There are a lot of phrases used to describe adaptive swim lessons for autism.  In addition, there are different words used to sensory-friendly swim times.  In general, sensory-friendly swimming and autism swimming lessons are similar.  Both

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Easy Steps to Create a Sensory Room at Church

Does your church need a sensory room? More churches and places of worship are adding sensory rooms to their facilities. In addition, some churches offer sensory-friendly services too. Do you think your church would benefit from a special needs or a sensory room?  Furthermore, do you wonder how to offer a sensory-friendly service? For instance, if these

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Where to Find Sensory Activities for Autism

Do you wonder about sensory activities for autism?  Moreover, would you like to know what they are? Or what activities children or adults with autism enjoy? Sensory activities pay extra attention to the senses. That is due to the overlap between sensory overload and autism.  In addition, for children with autism, special sensory activities are often

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What Are the Best Toys for an Autistic Child?

The best toys for autistic children are sensory toys. Because children with autism often have difficulty with their senses, sensory toys are in fact extra helpful.  Sensory toys engage the senses:  what you see, hear, taste, touch, smell, but also how you move your body and head and even how you feel “inside”.  That is

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