Welcome to the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast!
We are bringing you a 10-part deep dive into the world of your senses, sensory sensitivity and sensory overload, with the goal of discovering sensory friendly solutions for daily life.You’ll hear the candid voices of the Sensory Friendly Solutions team, international experts, parents, industry leaders and people like you, who have created solutions made for the real world.
Maureen Bennie created the Autism Awareness Centre in 2003 to address what she saw as a gap in support, information, resources and advocacy for those struggling with autism spectrum disorders. For Maureen, education and knowledge brings positive change to the lives of those affected by autism and autism spectrum disorders.
Maureen is the mother of two young adults with autism – Marc and Julia. For 8 years, she managed an at-home Intensive Behavioural Intervention Program which involved working with speech pathologists, child development specialists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Maureen has written over 200 articles and book reviews that have appeared in magazines, newsletters, and on websites throughout North America and the UK. She is also an active presenter throughout Canada on autism topics.
Maureen presents on book resources and how to use them, topics in autism, creates book lists for various audiences, writes book reviews for publishers, assesses libraries at organizations and tells them what areas they are lacking up to date information in. She was a contributing author for the SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education published by SAGE, in September 2019.
Maureen’s weekly blog post topics range from her personal experience as a parent of two children on the autism spectrum to detailed coverage of top news stories, events, and resources concerning autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Maureen’s writing provides peer-to-peer support and information for educational and advocacy purposes only. As she is not a medical professional, Maureen’s writing should not be seen as providing medical advice.
For a comprehensive list of webinars and online resources from Maureen and her team, click here.
Podcast leadership is provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions founder and occupational therapist Christel Seeberger.