Autistic people experience sensory processing differences and as such their sensory environment can impact on their ability to interact or study.

Taking a person’s sensory needs into account and adjusting their environment accordingly can make the difference between a student engaging or disengaging with their studies.

It can also (and perhaps more importantly) support the student’s mental wellbeing in general.

The following films also highlight the importance of a providing a quiet refuge for students when they feel overloaded.

This film expresses what sensory overload can feel like.

Film from the National Autistic Society on sensory sensitivity

You may also wish to visit-

Olga Bogdashina – 5 tips on sensory difficulties

Sensory issues in autism

Information from National Autistic Society on sensory sensitivities

Further Auvision films

Communication and clarity

Explaining what to expect and avoiding unecessary changes

Hidden Difficulties