Blog Author: Christel Seeberger

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Autism, Anxiety, and Sensory Overload: A Sensory Key

Autism and anxiety are often linked. The Anxiety and Depression Society of America says that 40% of young people with autism experience anxiety. Did you know that managing the sensory experience is key to helping autism and anxiety? To help with your understanding of the sensory experience, learn more about your eight senses.  Yes, eight

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Barriers to Healthcare When Sensory Sensitivity Is a Problem

Barriers to healthcare What is a barrier to healthcare?  A barrier is an obstacle.  Barriers to healthcare can mean poor health outcomes and well-being. This is true for people of all ages. Healthcare is delivered by many different health professionals. Sometimes called healthcare providers. They include: hospitals and hospital staff, medicine or medical services delivered by

Children smiling at sensory friendly birthday party.

A Sensory Friendly Birthday Party in 10 Easy Steps

Sensory-friendly birthday parties are the answer Birthday parties are fun and an endearing part of childhood. However, a birthday party can be overwhelming for any child with sensory sensitivity. In addition, for children with autism, anxiety, and sensory overload, birthday parties often cause meltdowns. For the adults planning a birthday party, it can also be

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4 Tips to Manage Sensory Overload and Holiday Stress

Are you looking for four tips on how to deal with holiday stress?  In this blog post, you will learn about going back to the basics as the most effective strategies to help keep the holidays enjoyable.  Moreover, you will learn how you and your family can manage sensory overload. Holiday stress is real Do

Santa Claus standing in a sleigh during a Santa Claus Parade Quiet Zone

Why a Quiet Zone Is Important For Your Santa Claus Parade

Planning your Santa Claus Parade? Make your parade sensory-friendly this year to include more families. Being sensory-friendly accommodates many children and adults with hidden disabilities. Furthermore, it makes your parade accessible and inclusive. Ultimately, adding a quiet zone is one of the most important steps you can take to become sensory-friendly. Many people with sensory

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Autism – Friendly Schools: from Elementary to Post-Secondary.

Sensory rooms can help with sensory issues Many families and students are curious about the modifications for students with autism. An example are schools for students at any age that have created autism-friendly sensory rooms on campus.  In fact, some of these institutions have sensory pods for autism. Students who identify with neurodiversity or with

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