Our goal is to make all the events most people take for granted more accessible to those with sensory processing difficulties. Many children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders have brains that process sensory information differently than the typical person. Sudden loud sounds or lights, certain 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. For some venues, this expense is not feasible. Our goal is to be able to make events more sensory friendly by providing unique access, ideas, tool kits and help to the family, all without altering the production in any way. This preserves the production value for the venue, and allows everyone to enjoy the same event. For more information on the type of events and access/accommodations offered, click on the Access page. Sensory Access can help you make your venue more inclusive - for more information drop us a note!
Wonder what it's like to have Sensory Processing difficulties? This wonderful animation provides some insight:
Some people with autism 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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