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Too Busy. Too Noisy. Too Bright.

This documentary about sensory-friendly really challenges my thinking. Hi! I am Sydney-Ellen Cooke, an occupational therapy student working for Sensory Friendly Solutions while I complete my University Master’s Degree in Canada to become an occupational therapist. As an occupational therapy student, I often hear the words “sensory-friendly”. However, until recently, I never fully understood what

Smiling, diverse group of children and adults at a sensory-friendly camp.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Camp

More and more, camps adapt their programs to include all children. In particular, a sensory-friendly camp helps help children with sensory sensitivities. Oftentimes, sensory-friendly changes are low cost. Above all, these solutions make camps more accessible. Why is creating a sensory-friendly camp so important? All children may experience sensory sensitivity. Some more, some less. However,

Two young boys sitting on blanket painting Easter Eggs.

How to Host a Sensory-Friendly Easter Event

Easter is a holiday where family and friends come together to celebrate. Oftentimes, many organizations such as churches, community centers and malls will host Easter events. However, for children that experience sensory-sensitivity, celebrating in a public setting outside their home can be stressful. Whether the event involves having the Easter bunny visit a mall or

Boy holding eggs on a sensory-friendly Easter egg hunt

Create a Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt for Your Child

One of the most exciting activities surrounding Easter is having your child participate in an annual Easter egg hunt. Typically, this involves hiding colourful eggs around your house or backyard. Additionally, you may invite other children from your community or family members to participate and take part in the hunt! As a result, Easter egg

Young boy sitting in movie theatre with with his finger over his mouth.

What are Sensory – Friendly Movies?

Have you seen sensory-friendly movies advertised? Maybe you wonder: What do sensory-friendly films mean? What is an autism-friendly screening? What is a relaxed screening? What do sensory screenings mean then? What is a sensory-sensitive movie? What if they are all the same thing? What do sensory-friendly movies mean? A sensory-friendly movie changes your sensory experience. 

Young girl sitting in movie theatre leaning on chair.

Sensory Relaxed Performances: How-to and What to Expect

Have you heard the phrase “relaxed performance”?  As a result, are you wondering what those words mean? Maybe you want to offer a relaxed performance and need help.  Do you wonder what makes a performance sensory relaxed?  On the other hand, do you wonder, is a sensory-friendly performance and relaxed performance the same thing? What

Sensory friendly massage clinic.

Attract More Customers: Become Sensory-Friendly.

We share the story of a DIY sensory-friendly transformation at a massage therapy practice.  These changes have helped to attract more customers and garnered greater positive reviews from returning customers. Creating a sensory-friendly experience does two important things: It helps to attract more customers It improves the experience of current customers Sensory-friendly solutions can be

Mother and son grocery shopping.

Autism Hour vs. Sensory-Friendly Shopping

Have you heard about autism hour?  Or sensory-friendly shopping times?  Maybe you have seen a store promote a special autism hour?  Alternatively, do shops in your community promote sensory-friendly shopping times?  Or potentially you are curious about what autism hour is. You may be wondering what sensory-friendly shopping times mean and why it is growing

Group of friends eating at a restaurant.

Noise Reduction in Restaurants Is Key to Attracting Seniors

Savvy restauranteurs and coffee shop owners know restaurant noise is a problem and often ask, “How can I make my restaurant quieter?” Restaurants are notoriously noisy. Furthermore, many restaurants don’t realize the potential business that they are losing to hard-of-hearing patrons who, rather than speak up about the noise or ask for accommodations, just stop

Christina Martin sitting on chair.

Christina Martin: Virtual Sensory-Friendly Shows

Canadian singer-songwriter Christina Martin is leading the charge to adopt inclusive, sensory-friendly performances at her shows.  Both in-person and online.  In this blog post, she answered a series of questions about her journey to inclusion. What has made inclusion and becoming sensory-friendly important to you as a musician? In Real Life The fact that some

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