COVID-19 and Sensory Overload

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the experiences of sensory sensitivity and sensory overload.

Small sensory-friendly changes have a large impact.

Find helpful podcast episodes and blog posts below.

Child wearing mask holding hand of a parent in a supermarket

In response to COVID-19, Sensory Friendly Solutions collaborated with Dr. William McIver Jr., New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Centre for Applied Research in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing for a “Community Resource Awareness During and After COVID-19″applied research project with funding from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

A key project result was the launch of the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast, the world’s first podcast to explore sensory-friendly challenges and solutions in daily life, particularly for people living with a hidden disability, heightened by the added stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19.

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Podcast Episodes

COVID-19-Related Blog Posts

Senior woman checking out her groceries.

Senior Shopping Hours

More and more stores, shops and essential establishments around the world offer special senior shopping hours. It started during COVID-19. Additionally, research, “COVID-19 and Ageism: How

Young boy wearing home made face shield

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

Two women walking wearing masks bumping elbows during COVID.

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

Group of people of all ages hold hands up in a circle.

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

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