Sensory Difficulties

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.” Coming in January 1st 2013, IWA is a three-year transmedia project funded by the federal Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ). University Professor Marsha Kinder, the Executive Director of the Labyrinth Project at USC, and Mark Harris are heading a team of filmmakers and artists working to build an interactive, video intensive website that will focus on the best available treatments for autism.

Director and Animator:
Miguel Jiron

Most of these moments are overwhelming because they are unexpected and there is no way to control the sensory information. Sensory Access provides previews of events as well as tools to protect sensory-sensitive individuals from moments that may be overwhelming. By knowing what to expect at what moments and having the tools to control one’s environment, we hope to help those with Sensory Processing difficulties enjoy events they, and their families are normally forced to avoid.
Whether you want to certify your venue or event as Sensory Inclusive, or just want tips on how to attend an event, Sensory Access is here to help – Drop us a note!