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Autism Loud Noises

Loud noises can be a real challenge for people with autism. Many people with autism are sensitive to sound, and loud noises can be overwhelming and even painful. There are a few things you can do to help reduce the impact of loud noises on someone with autism. One is to provide earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones. If possible, try to find a quiet place for … Continue reading Autism Loud Noises

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Autistic 4th of July: Autism Sensory

It’s the Fourth of July, and for many people with autism and their families, that means celebrating in a different way. While some people with autism may enjoy the traditional activities associated with the holiday – such as barbecues, picnics and fireworks – others may find them to be overwhelming. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication and behavior. People with autism … Continue reading Autistic 4th of July: Autism Sensory

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Autism Sensory Sensitivities

Autism sensory sensitivities are common among individuals with autism. These sensitivities can include oversensitivity to sound, touch, smell, taste, and sight. Most individuals with autism have at least one of these sensitivities. Some research suggests that sensory sensitivities are a result of an overactive or underactive nervous system. This means that the individual’s brain is either not receiving enough input or is receiving too much … Continue reading Autism Sensory Sensitivities