"It's the most wonderful time of the yearWith the kids jingle bellingAnd everyone telling you be of good cheerIt's the most wonderful time of the year" Well, at least for some people. The "most wonderful time of the year" isn't wonderful and magical for everybody. For autistic people especially, the holidays can drive much more … Continue reading How to make the Holiday Season Less Stressful for Autistic People
Breaking down the sense of touch and how it may be perceived differently by autistic people.
Humans have way more than five senses! Learn about the others and some ways they may impact autistic people with different sensory systems.
"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien That's the quote I wanted to use to begin this post because it's totally profound, and becomes even more so the more you think about it. Not only that, but it's totally true. Despite that though, I'll be totally honest with you, I do tend … Continue reading Autistic Wandering and Bolting
"Autistic people hear everything at the same volume." Have any of you ever heard this? This statement is one I hear a lot, generally as a quick oversimplified explanation of one of the ways in which autistic people experience the world differently. I've long been turning this statement around in my head, dissecting it to … Continue reading Understanding Auditory Sensitivities in Autistic People – It’s not just about volume!