Blog Tag: neurodiversity

Stella Waterhouse and the cover of her book "Autism Decoded: The Cracks in the Code"

Sensory-friendly tourism: Stella Waterhouse

Stella Waterhouse, author, autism educator, is creating a solution, even in her retirement, to help people with Koloko Travel. Moreover, travel does not just mean abroad, but close to home too. Her personal experiences with sensory sensitivity have shaped her own understanding and leadership in the field. As Stella says, things still need to be explained, the deluge of information is part of our sensory overload.

Carol Stock Kranowitz

Carol Stock Kranowitz: The Out of Sync Child

Carol Stock Kranowitz, best-selling author of The Out of Sync Child talks about her 10-year journey to writing what many parents, therapists and people with sensory processing disorder consider a life-changing book that is their go-to resource. Carol also shares her best personal strategy for managing sensory overload: when we move, we are in sync.

Dr. Bill Wong speaking on stage at his TEDx talk

Dr. Bill Wong is Fighting On as an Autistic Adult

Dr. Bill Wong, occupational therapist, reveals his unexpected path to being diagnosed as an autistic adult while studying occupational therapy. He also shares the power of finding another adult occupational therapist with autism as a key turning point in his life. Dr. Wong’s motto is Fighting On and he works to mentor autistic adults and fellow occupational therapists around the globe about life with autism.

Maureen Bennie

The Eighth Sense with Maureen Bennie

Maureen Bennie, parent of two adult children with autism and founder of the Autism Awareness Centre teaches us about our eight sense, interoception, and how consistency and commitment make all the difference. She also introduces us to the concept of developing fluency in what works for each one of us in managing sensory overload.

Dr. Sarah Gander.

The Social Determinants of Health: Dr. Sarah Gander

Dr. Sarah Gander, pediatrician shares her insights about the connection between our minds, our bodies and our environments. She also shares her advice that a little pause and breath is a key way to re-connect our body and our brain. Dr. Gander advocates for nature bathing as a sensory-rich experience that helps us manage sensory overload.

Graphic of podcast hosts Christel Seeberger and Matt George sitting at a table

The Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast

Find sensory-friendly solutions in everyday life on our new podcast. For example, what are the best books to read to understand sensory challenges? Or, what products actually help you manage sensory sensitivity? How do families make changes for their children that deliver results in their day-to-day life? Where are the resources that make a difference? This is the first sensory podcast of its kind.

Teacher holding a guitar surrounded by a group of students.

What Does Sensory Autism Mean?

What does sensory autism mean? A sensory disorder is commonly associated with autism.  However, it is important to know that sensory and autism are not the same thing.  Additionally, sensory autism is not a type of autism. This article explains more about sensory and autism and in particular, how they overlap.  It is important to

Inside of Cameron Library.

Neurodiversity for Children and Teens: the Burnaby Public Library

What is neurodiversity? Have you heard the term neurodiverse, neuroatypical or neurodiversity being used more recently?  If you would like to learn more about what this term means click here. People who identify with being neurodiverse may also seek sensory-friendly experiences due to sensory sensitivity or sensory overload. The neurodiverse experts are in our communities.

Young girl wearing glasses covering her ears.

Why Sensory-Friendly in Today’s World?

Did you know?  More and more events, locations, products, and services are becoming sensory-friendly.  Maybe you have seen friends and family seeking out sensory-friendly experiences.  Thankfully, many people, businesses, and organizations help. They influence events, locations, products, and services to adopt sensory-friendly practices. As an example, you make plans to go to the newest, trendiest

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Sensory-Friendly Co-working Space Design in Shared Offices

Co-working space design is a topic of interest in shared workspaces.  Large companies create co-working spaces for their employees to work together.  Individual offices are reduced or may not even exist.  Workers may share desks and worksurfaces.  Small companies and solo-entrepreneurs use co-working spaces too.  In those instances, space is rented both short and long

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