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. For individuals that have impaired vision or hearing, we provide specific supports to allow them to access an event or venue safely.
From travel destinations, global events such as the World's Fair and the Olympics, to local museums, theaters and entertainment venues, Sensory Access aims to create inclusion for those that have hidden disabilities. From sensory friendly productions, and tools for those with sensory impairments such as vision and hearing, Sensory Access can help you become the inclusive event or venue you would like to be.
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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