Defying The Spectrum

Autism and Sensory Processing – Defying The Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing – Autism Acceptance Day 10/30

The great debate continues over Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum disorder. SPD is not considered a qualifying characteristic for a diagnosis of autism. However, I have never encountered meet a  person diagnosed with Autism that does not struggle with sensory issues. 
Below is an infographic I created about Autism and sensory perception. Please feel free to post to your social media, print and display, and forward it along to anyone supporting individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism Awareness creates Autism Acceptance.

 

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Click the image or link below to see a beautiful animation that helps explain sensory overload for a child on the spectrum.

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Sensory Overload (Interacting with Autism Project) from Miguel Jiron

 

Sensory Infographics:

Below are a few infographics about sensory processing issues that many children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder encounter.  Hanging them in public places where parents and children frequently gather greatly enhances awareness.

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