People with autism struggle to integrate their senses and many of their behaviours represent their attempt to compensate for the sensory “muddle” in which they live. At times input may be overwhelming and they experience overload and meltdown. This experience is described very well by Carly Fleishmann (see inspiration – videos page)
When Josh has pain he jumps repeatedly. This is potentially harmful to his joints and so it has been an asset to have this specialized sports flooring. It has the advantages of looking good whilst its customized cushioning reduces the impact on the skeletal system.
Joshua finds heat hard to tolerate. This air conditioner unit was selected because its mode of operation is virtually silent. A noisy machine would challenge his auditory sensitivity.
We needed a clock with a silent sweep.