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Prepare for sensory-friendly tourism with 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.

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Becoming a Best-Seller with Carol Stock Kranowitz

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.

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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.

Autism Awareness & “The 8th 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.

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.

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Introducing: 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.

What Does Sensory Autism Mean? Descriptions and Definitions.

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

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Improving Services for Neurodiverse Children and Teens: Burnaby Public Library

Have you heard the term neurodiverse, neuroatypical or neurodiversity being used more recently?  Learn more about what the word means here. People who identify with being neurodiverse may also seek sensory-friendly experiences due to sensory sensitivity or sensory overload. The neurodiverse experts are right here in our communities For the past two years, the Burnaby

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Why Sensory-Friendly in Today’s World?

Have you observed that more and more events, locations, products, and services are becoming sensory-friendly?  Have you hear of more people also looking for those sensory-friendly experiences.  Thankfully, many people, businesses, and organizations help and influence events, locations, products, and services to adopt sensory-friendly practices. As an example, you make plans to go to the

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Sensory-Friendly Coworking Space in Shared Offices.

Coworking space design is a topic of interest in shared workspaces.  Large companies create coworking 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 coworking spaces too.  In those instances, space is rented both short and long

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