Sensory processing difficulties can cause people to react with extreme discomfort to loud noises, bright lights, strong smells, crowds and other stimuli. Some individuals may experience sensory overload in these situations, and others may emotionally withdraw.
These difficulties are common in individuals who have autism and also occur in people who experience anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), food intolerances and other emotional or behavioral issues.
Sensory processing difficulties can make ordinary experiences — like going to the dentist, getting a haircut or attending a sporting event — very challenging. This can cause individuals and families to miss out on community events and shared experiences.
Fraser Sensory Certified™, Supports and Training helps make community events, venues and activities accessible for people who experience sensory processing difficulties. We work with families, businesses, schools, arts organizations, sports venues, parks and events to provide sensory-friendly tips and training that make these experiences inclusive for more people.
Fraser Sensory Certified™, Supports and Training are intended to assist businesses, employers, workers, volunteers, and others as they strive to provide positive sensory experiences for individuals and families who have sensory processing differences. While Fraser and its training staff attempt to thoroughly address specific topics and provide tips and consultations relevant to serving individuals and families with sensory processing differences, it is not possible to include a discussion of every possible situation or personal experience related to your clients, customers, staff, event, or business.
Additionally, it should be understood that Fraser and its staff provide this service as an educational and community support and does not result in a license to offer services that are provided by trained clinical professionals. Thus, this information must be understood as a tool for addressing common symptoms, reliefs, and business practices to help with sensory processing differences for the public or employees. This information does not create additional responsibilities or obligations between Fraser and the contracting party. Fraser is not providing legal advice at any time or any way to others.
Finally, over time, regulators may modify rules and interpretations in light of new technology, information, or circumstances; to keep apprised of such developments or to review information on a wide range of occupational safety and health topics, you can visit regulatory websites.