Blog Category: COVID19

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Everyone Included: Be Sensory-Friendly

Do you wonder how to better include everyone? Being sensory-friendly helps achieve that goal. Inclusion and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all are key priorities of the United Nations Commission for Social Development. The Commission is an advisory body. It is responsible for the social development pillar of global

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Sensory Friendly Solutions is a B Corp™

As of January 3, 2022, Sensory Friendly Solutions, as social enterprise, a for-profit impact business, is now also a B Corp™. Sensory Friendly Solutions has joined the global community of businesses who play an important role creating an inclusive and sustainable world. What it means to be a B Corp™ B Lab™ is a network

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What Is a Sensory-Friendly Vaccination Clinic?

As more people receive vaccinations, like the COVID-19 vaccines, many people experience difficulty with the accessibility of vaccine clinics. Challenges include the confusion of booking websites, lackluster instructions when entering the vaccination clinic or difficulty navigating around the vaccine site. For a large portion of the population, the sensory-rich aspects of vaccination clinics are a

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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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Sensory Overload and COVID-19

Have you considered the effect of COVID-19 on sensory overload? For instance, face masks, physical barriers, constant hand washing or sanitizing and social isolation are all bothersome. Especially for people with sensory sensitivities. Moreover, a recent survey, conducted by Sensory Friendly Solutions, reveals that COVID-19 has made sensory-friendly changes just as important. How does COVID-19

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Face Masks for Sensory Issues

This is a personal story about one family’s experience with face masks. It is always a good idea to follow public health recommendations for both wearing face masks and the style of in your area (different regions and countries may have different directives on face masks) and the advice of your own health care professionals.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing With Masks and Barriers

In my family, being deaf and hard of hearing is more common than not.  Now, those with hearing impairment are experiencing new challenges brought on by the Coronavirus. My entire life I have been taught that when speaking to others, I need to face them.  That would ensure they could see my lips and be

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Social Isolation: Harmful For Sensory Sensitivity

You knew difficult times were ahead, but no one was prepared for a disaster that would see extended social isolation.  It causes undue stress on your mental health. If you are a person with sensory sensitivities, like autism, concussion, PTSD, hearing loss, or have another injury, illness, disease, or disability, the effects of social isolation

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Sensory Kids: Getting Back to Normal

The time we will be considered to be ‘back to normal’ oftentimes seems so far away. But what resources are in place to help you transition your kids back into school after Coronavirus has passed for example?  Or back to normal after summer holidays?  Christmas break?  Especially your child with a sensory disorder?  There are

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Sensory Kids: Indoor Activities for Kids

Due to the global pandemic, many parents got caught between a kid and a workspace.  Indoor activities for kids were needed to keep them busy, engaged, and safe! Furthermore, pandemic or not, it is always helpful to have some ideas on hand as parents. In January 2020, I decided to leave my full-time job in

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