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10 Considerations when gift buying for sensory seekers

When is shopping for thoughtful gifts easy ? You may have a child, grandchild, or friend who parents a child and/or adult with special needs  and  wondering what kinds of things make nice gifts and add complex sensory needs into the mixture and we start to agonise as to know what to buy. So, what can […]

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6 STRATEGIES TO COMBAT LOW MUSCLE TONE IN AUTISTIC CHILDREN.

6 Strategies to combat low muscle tone in children with Autism Some individuals with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome suffer from low muscle tone which can sometimes be diagnosed as Hypotonia.   Muscle tone is the amount of tension or resistance to stretch in a muscle.   Someone with low muscle tone may appear “floppy” and have trouble […]

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3 Famous Autistic Individuals Inspiring Us This World Autism Awareness Week 2018

3 Famous Autistic Individuals Inspiring Us This World Autism Awareness Week 2018

During this year’s Autism Awareness Week, it’s important to join together and encourage greater autism recognition, whether that’s simply spreading the word or partaking in essential fundraising for autism charities. At Sensory Direct, to help spread our own autism-love, we wanted to raise awareness and showcase all the wonderful and talented famous people with autism […]

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Celebrate World Autism Awareness Week 2018

Celebrate World Autism Awareness Week 2018

With World Autism Awareness Week just around the corner, running from the 26th March – 2nd April 2018, annually it’s one of the biggest opportunities to get involved in helping autism gain the recognition it deserves. It’s a week traditionally marked by fundraising activities for autism and special needs charities, such as The National Autistic […]

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Benefits of Sport and Exercise For Individuals With Autism

Benefits of Sport and Exercise For Individuals With Autism

There are many ways to support exercise for individuals with autism, so they’re able to successfully step into the world of sport. Physical exercise has a lot of health benefits; essentially as it enhances physical and emotional well-being, boosts self-esteem and helps improve social skills. People on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are far more […]

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