“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) “

• Visual

Sealife Jan 2017 (10)Yehoshua has typed “sometimes my vision moves up and down and I have to press on my eyeball to stabilise it”. (Specialist testing by a behavioural optometrist has verified this statement.) At times near things, seem to be far and far things seem to be near.
Museum of Science and Industry (3)The picture on the right shows his total fascination with moving lights. Many times he will create for himself moving visual stimulae by twiddling an object at the periphery of his visual field, as can be seen in the photograph below.

• Tactile

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“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) “

• Visual

Sealife Jan 2017 (10)Yehoshua has typed “sometimes my vision moves up and down and I have to press on my eyeball to stabilise it”. (Specialist testing by a behavioural optometrist has verified this statement.) At times near things, seem to be far and far things seem to be near.
Museum of Science and Industry (3)The picture on the right shows his total fascination with moving lights. Many times he will create for himself moving visual stimulae by twiddling an object at the periphery of his visual field, as can be seen in the photograph below.

• Tactile

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AxeM3pW1yM&w=560&h=315]

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)

Visual


Yehoshua has typed “Sometimes my vision moves up and down and I have to press on my eyeball to stabilise it”. (Specialist testing by a behavioural optometrist has verified this statement.) At times near things, seem to be far and far things seem to be near.

The picture below shows his total fascination with moving lights. Many times he will create for himself moving visual stimulae by twiddling an object at the periphery of his visual field.</p?

Tactile


The video shows Yehoshua Refoel responding to the sensory discomfort he experiences in his hands. He describes them as feeling “Sensorily dead.” His feet are similarly affected. Other times, they may be hypersensitive to the extent that he is unable to tolerate either socks or footwear.

Auditory


At times Yehoshua Refoel is hypersensitive to sounds and may cover his ears in order to protect them. On other occasions, he may be compelled to make droning sounds so as to drown out the uncomfortable sounds his ears are perceiving. The photograph shows him enjoying Ruby whispering in his ear.

Auditory


At times Yehoshua Refoel is hypersensitive to sounds and may cover his ears in order to protect them. On other occasions, he may be compelled to make droning sounds so as to drown out the uncomfortable sounds his ears are perceiving. The photograph shows him enjoying Ruby whispering in his ear.