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The clock won’t stop ticking; the faucet won’t stop dripping, and no matter what you do, their unwelcome symphony keeps pulsing and pounding, on and on and on and on . . .
,” the recent public service announcement from the UK’s National Autistic Society, dramatically illustrates why sensory stimulation can be so problematic for those on the spectrum: repetitive information that neuro-typical people learn to tune-out, like the sound of a dripping faucet, can quickly become sensory overload for those with autism.
The National Autistic Society
website is chock-full of great information to further develop your autism awareness and sensitivity, including “What Is Autism?
”, a short, viewer-friendly video primer about the condition.
Want more great information on how to make a difference in the life of someone on the spectrum? Take a moment to download
the Autism Spectrum Disorders Supportive Strategies eBook [PDF] for yourself or someone who works with children.