Our goal is to make all the events most people take for granted more accessible to those with sensory processing difficulties. Many autistic individuals, and those with Down Syndrome, Fragile X and other Sensory Processing Difficulties process sensory information differently than others. Sounds, lights, textures or experiences can elicit extreme discomfort, anxiety, and even pain.
Many wonderful venues offer occasional "Autism friendly" evenings, but have to drastically alter their productions by changing lighting and sound, often for a much decreased audience. We LOVE Sensory Friendly events, and have worked with a variety of productions including Disney to create Sensory Friendly productions. For some venues and events however, it makes more sense to create sensory accessibility versus sensory friendly times. Instead of only one showing or time-slot available for those with sensory differences we aim to make an entire venue or event sensory accessible. Our goal is to be able to make events more sensory accessible by providing unique access, ideas, tool kits and help to the individual, all without altering the production or venue in significant ways. This preserves the production value for the venue or event, and allows everyone to enjoy the same event, at the same time - INCLUSION. Sensory Access can help you make your venue or event more inclusive - for more information drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Wonder what it's like to have Sensory Processing difficulties? This wonderful animation provides some insight:
Many autistic individuals have difficulty processing intense, multiple sensory experiences at once. The following animation gives the viewer a glimpse into sensory overload, and how often our sensory experiences intertwine in everyday life. Created as part of Mark Jonathan Harris' and Marhsa Kinder's "Interacting with Autism."
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