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Autism and sensory issues conference- Leicester, UK
16/11/2017 @ 8 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min
This one-day offers the latest insight and best practice for supporting autistic individuals with sensory processing issues, as well as useful coping strategies to help overcome challenges.
Many people on the autism spectrum have difficulty processing everyday sensory information such as sounds, sights and smells. This is usually called having sensory integration difficulties or sensory sensitivity. It can have a profound effect on an individua life and autistic people are expected to cope with the sensory challenges at home, school and work every day
Dealing with these challenges can cause high levels of anxiety and stress, resulting in behaviours that can be difficult for other people to deal with and offer significant challenges to professionals involved in the provision of educational, health and welfare services. Understanding the causes of sensory issues can be key in helping to support autistic people at home, school or residential provision.
At this conference, expert speakers from the National Autistic Society will give you the tools and knowledge to support and help autistic people affected by sensory issues. It will look at how you can help overcome challenges caused by sensory issues and help you to understand the huge impact they can have on the life of an autistic person.