Autism & Sensory Seeking Behaviors

Just 2 Moms

Many people with Autism experience sensory seeking behaviors. They may be highly sensitive to sensory issues and avoid all sensory activities or they may actually seek certain sensory activities.  Each person can be unique in their own way.

People with Autism may be over or under sensitive to any activities including our seven senses which include:

  • sight
  • sound
  • touch
  • smell
  • taste
  • body awareness
  • balance

FamilyAffaires.com Contributors, Debbie Schmidt and Christy Carlson of Just2Moms share what they have experienced with their two sons who are on the autism spectrum. You will learn how each person can be different and the different ways they can satisfy their need for sensory stimulation.  For more information please visit The National Autistic Society.

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About Christy Carlson & Debbie Schmidt

Christy Carlson and Debbie Schmidt, are not only great friends, but are both moms of Autistic boys. Together they founded the Autism awareness and acceptance non-profit, Just 2 Moms. They provide education and awareness about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD). Their assembly program combines personal stories, a home-made DVD and interactives engaging the audience with a clear understanding of the strengths and challenges a person with Autism might have. Since 2007, the two have been presenting these programs in NJ, PA, DE and NY to schools, civic organizations, businesses, parent groups, churches and synagogues. Debbie is also the facilitator of the Camden/Burlington County Chapter of ASPEN (Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network) www.aspennj.org www.just2moms.com

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