Blog Tag: sensory friendly

Dr. Peggy Bown, a sensory-friendly dentist and patient

A Sensory-Friendly Dentist: More Than Autistic Patients

You make think a sensory-friendly dentist is just for adults with autism or autistic children.  However, many more people seek out dentists who manage the sensory-rich experience of dental care.  Although pediatric dentists and dentists for autistic adults and children should offer a sensory-friendly dental appointment too. Peggy Bown Dentistry:  a sensory-friendly dentist, an autism-friendly

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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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Darian’s Story: Celebrate Success

Darian’s story is about how Darian and his mother taught me an important lesson.  That everyone should be given the opportunity to be celebrated. For many years, I worked with children and their families.  And, for many years with autistic children. Over 20 years ago, I piloted a school readiness group with a colleague.  We

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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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Awesome Trade Show Ideas: Virtual and In-Person

Are you looking for some awesome trade show ideas to make your next booth or trade show stand out at a virtual or in-person event? For in-person events, conference halls and trade shows by nature are often sensory-rich.  At virtual trade shows, it can be challenging to stand out from the “crowd”. Both in-person and

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Good Presentation Skills: Make it Sensory-Friendly

What are the qualities of good presentations? Presenting a workshop or at a conference is an acquired skill. Even more so online and virtually.  For instance, you likely remember a presentation when you struggled to pay attention. Learn how to give a sensory-friendly presentation.  Being sensory-friendly is important for presentation skills. In addition, follow these

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Sensory-Friendly Swimming and Autism Swim Lessons

Have you heard the expressions of sensory-friendly swim times and autism-friendly swimming lessons?  Moreover, are you confused by them?  There are a lot of phrases used to describe adaptive swim lessons for autism.  In addition, there are different words used to sensory-friendly swim times.  In general, sensory-friendly swimming and autism swimming lessons are similar.  Both

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Easy Steps to Create a Sensory Room at Church

Does your church need a sensory room? More churches and places of worship are adding sensory rooms to their facilities. In addition, some churches offer sensory-friendly services too. Do you think your church would benefit from a special needs or a sensory room?  Furthermore, do you wonder how to offer a sensory-friendly service? For instance, if these

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

Santa Claus standing in a sleigh during a Santa Claus Parade Quiet Zone

Why a Quiet Zone Is Important For Your Santa Claus Parade

Planning your Santa Claus Parade? Make your parade sensory-friendly this year to include more families. Being sensory-friendly accommodates many children and adults with hidden disabilities. Furthermore, it makes your parade accessible and inclusive. Ultimately, adding a quiet zone is one of the most important steps you can take to become sensory-friendly. Many people with sensory

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