Grocery shopping is one of my favorite weekly chores, but that may not be the case for everyone, especially individuals with autism. Sensory overload! There are stimulants everywhere—lights, sounds, people, shopping carts, varying temperatures, and, most importantly, smells! What may smell good and savory to us may smell terrible to our guys and girls on the spectrum.
I recently spent 3 days in Orlando at the 24th Annual CARD Conference listening to several different experts talk for hours each day. While every expert presented useful and insightful information that I will definitely utilize, one thing in particular stood out amongst all the data, studies, and intervention strategies. One sentence, one statistic,
So my last blog dealt with introducing sensory processing disorder and the difficulties children who have it face in daily life. However, although I conveyed the essence of the disorder, I would like to take a moment to talk about a result of SPD that your children may or may not experience. Anxiety.
It is only natural to consider that if a child experiences a world too stimulating that they would feel a bit uneasy (to put it lightly.) In fact,
John Donvan and Caren Zucker have been traveling the globe interviewing families of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The duo has been collaborating since 2000, spreading acceptance and support of individuals diagnosed with ASD. Donvan has a background as a journalist and correspondent, focusing on political agendas. After meeting his wife,