Blog Tag: parenting

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Where to Find Sensory Activities for Autism

Do you wonder about sensory activities for autism?  Moreover, would you like to know what they are? Or what activities children or adults with autism enjoy? Sensory activities pay extra attention to the senses. That is due to the overlap between sensory overload and autism.  In addition, for children with autism, special sensory activities are often

Two young girls playing with fidget sensory friendly toys.

What Are the Best Toys For an Autistic Child?

The best toys for autistic children are sensory toys. Because children with autism often have difficulty with their senses, sensory toys are in fact extra helpful.  Sensory toys engage the senses:  what you see, hear, taste, touch, smell, but also how you move your body and head and even how you feel “inside”.  That is

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Autism, Anxiety, and Sensory Overload: A Sensory Key

Autism and anxiety are often linked. The Anxiety and Depression Society of America says that 40% of young people with autism experience anxiety. Did you know that managing the sensory experience is key to helping autism and anxiety? To help with your understanding of the sensory experience, learn more about your eight senses.  Yes, eight

Children smiling at sensory friendly birthday party.

A Sensory Friendly Birthday Party in 10 Easy Steps

Sensory-friendly birthday parties are the answer. Birthday parties are fun and an endearing part of childhood. However, a birthday party can be overwhelming for any child with sensory sensitivity. In addition, for children with autism, anxiety, and sensory overload, birthday parties often cause meltdowns. For the adults planning a birthday party, it can also be

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4 Tips to Manage Sensory Overload and Holiday Stress

Are you looking for four tips on how to deal with holiday stress?  In this blog post, you will learn about going back to the basics as the most effective strategies to help keep the holidays enjoyable.  You and your family can manage sensory overload. Holiday stress is real The holiday season is already upon

Why a quiet zone is important for your Santa Claus parade

A Christmas Parade is what I like to call a sensory-rich experience.  That’s a term I’ve coined to help explain the opposite of sensory-friendly.  Did you know that if you add a quiet zone to your Santa Claus Parade, you will attract many more people to your parade?  Parades are known for loud music, bright,

Little boy sitting on Santa's lap.

Sensitive Santa Events

Why Sensitive Santa? Wondering why parents search for and choose a Sensitive Santa event for their child?  Do you enjoy looking back at yearly family photos of your children sitting on Santa’s lap? It may surprise you to learn that for many children, having their photo taken with Santa Claus is a challenge. However, finding

Diverse group of children wearing Halloween costumes.

An Inclusive Sensory – Friendly Halloween

Are you wondering what a sensory-friendly Halloween means? Parents are curious how to best help their child cope with the sometimes overwhelming experience of trick or treating. Communities look for strategies to make Halloween events more accessible to all children. A sensory-friendly Halloween is the answer. In this article, you will learn about sensory-friendly trick

Diverse young couple holding books sitting lawn sensory friendly university campus.

Autism – Friendly Schools: Post-Secondary Education

Students with autism at college or university face sensory issues Many families with autistic children are unaware of post-secondary schooling options and seek autism-friendly schools that accommodate those with neurodiversity.  In addition, they may also want to specifically have an “Asperger friendly” college.  University and college students with autism, or who are neurodiverse, may have

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