Blog Tag: sensory friendly

Sensory friendly massage clinic.

Attract More Customers: Become Sensory-Friendly.

We share the story of a DIY sensory-friendly transformation at a massage therapy practice.  These changes have helped to attract more customers and garnered greater positive reviews from returning customers. Creating a sensory-friendly experience does two important things: It helps to attract more customers It improves the experience of current customers Sensory-friendly solutions can be

Mother and son grocery shopping.

Autism Hour vs. Sensory-Friendly Shopping

Have you heard about autism hour?  Or sensory-friendly shopping times?  Maybe you have seen a store promote a special autism hour?  Alternatively, do shops in your community promote sensory-friendly shopping times?  Or potentially you are curious about what autism hour is. You may be wondering what sensory-friendly shopping times mean and why it is growing

Christina Martin sitting on chair.

Christina Martin: Virtual Sensory-Friendly Shows

Canadian singer-songwriter Christina Martin is leading the charge to adopt inclusive, sensory-friendly performances at her shows.  Both in-person and online.  In this blog post, she answered a series of questions about her journey to inclusion. What has made inclusion and becoming sensory-friendly important to you as a musician? In Real Life The fact that some

Senior woman checking out her groceries.

Senior Shopping Hours

More and more stores, shops and essential establishments around the world offer offering special senior shopping hours. It started during COVID-19.  Find help is this blog post focused on senior shopping.  These recommendations apply anytime, regardless of coronavirus or not. Learn easy ways to make shopping senior-friendly. Watch a short (~11 minutes) FREE presentation on

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.

Yona Landry with sunglasses and an ice pack on her head post-concussion.

Concussion: In One Second Everything Changes

Post-concussion Symptoms Have Changed My Life Forever. A fall down the stairs.  Because I was in a hurry to get to work.  And yes, there it was concussion by “whiplash!” I’m an occupational therapist with 25 years of experience.  Even I didn’t know that you could have a concussion as a result of whiplash.  Whiplash

Boy and girl looking at exhibit at museum.

10 Ways to Make Tourism Sensory-Friendly

Being sensory-friendly helps travellers and visitors who have sensory sensitivities and experience sensory overload.  This also affects more people than you might think.  Becoming sensory-friendly can be quite simple.  A few changes make all the difference to visitors and travellers.   Travelling with autism for families with an autistic child can be especially difficult due to

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

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

Jumping Jacks Clothing Boutique Logo

Jumping Jacks: A Sensory-Friendly Store

Jumping Jacks Children’s Boutique is a sensory-friendly leader. They are a sensory-friendly store. They are located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and are locally owned.  Jumping Jacks is a quality children’s and maternity consignment boutique.  Furthermore, they also proudly carry many local products along with other new products. Alessa Martin, an autism mom, established jumping

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