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Do you live with autism sensory issues?
If you or someone you love has an autism diagnosis, you are probably also learning to manage autism sensory issues. Some people carry a secondary diagnosis of sensory processing disorder, but even in cases where this diagnosis is not found (or was not sought) learning to manage autism sensory issues is typically a key part of managing autism.
The sensory bank is key to understanding the foundations of autism sensory issues. If you are unfamiliar, learning about the sensory bank will provide you insight into the “why” behind some common autism behaviors.
Sleep is foundational to all aspects of life, including sensory regulation. Taking a look at sleep strategies and systems in your house can also help you manage autism sensory issues.
In the winter, depending on where you live, indoor is the primary option. In other places, summer weather drives everyone inside. No matter where you live, a rainy day usually means a day indoors – and here are some ideas to manage autism sensory issues while you’re staying in.
If your child is outdoor-focused, then you probably have a few things that you do on a regular basis. Here are some ideas to add to your repertoire for outdoor fun.
While more and more places are evolving to meet sensory needs, you will still be best served by bringing your own sensory survival kit with you – whether you are going across town or across the globe.
So now that you know why you need a sensory survival kit, you need to think about what to put in it. Here are some ideas to get you started. You can also order a Sensory Theraplay Box to get new items on a monthly basis.