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What you must do to avoid sensory issues with autistic people

Updated: Feb 20

One of the most difficult aspects of autism can be managing sensory issues...

Many autistic people are sensitive to certain sounds, textures, and lights, which can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing.

As a result, you may often have to become a Sensory Detective, trying to figure out what a person can and can't tolerate.

This can be a daunting task.

With Patience and Perseverance, You Can Learn to Understand a Person's Sensory Needs and Help Them Navigate the World in a Way That's Comfortable for Them

An autistic person may be oversensitive or under-sensitive to certain sights, sounds, smells, tastes, textures or touch.

For some autistic children and adults, ordinary stimuli such as noises or lights can feel like an attack.

Others may not sense anything at all unless there is significant pain involved.

This can leave you feeling frustrated, angry and worried.

It can be really difficult to know how to best support an autistic person's needs.

However, There are Some Things You Can Do to Help Them

Overcome Their Difficulties...

  • Try to provide a calm and predictable environment.

  • Encourage them to explore different sensations in a safe and controlled way.

  • And most importantly, don't give up hope.​

With the right support and strategies, an autistic person can learn to cope with their sensory issues and lead a happy and fulfilling life.

You can boost your autism support skills today with our accredited online training courses tailored for parents, professionals and autistic individuals. 

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