Thinking About Playgrounds As Inclusive Classrooms

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Dina Kimmel is the mother of an autistic son who has had one too many bad experiences being kicked out of a playground because of her son’s behavioral issues. After consulting with occupational therapists and other autism professionals to test … Continue reading

Sensory-Friendly Entertainment for those with Autism

Live entertainment is undoubtedly a fun, stimulating experience for adults and children alike.  However, for those with autism, these events can be a sensory overload and lead to high-stress situations.  Therefore, they are often avoided by families affected by autism.  Fortunately, due to the increasing awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States, there has also been an increasing frequency of “sensory-friendly” events catering directly to those with autism, but that are fun for the whole family as well. Continue reading