SENSORY SENSITIVITIES

SENSORY SENSITIVITIES

People with autism may experience some form of sensory sensitivity. This can occur in one or more of the senses and can mean that a person may be extremely sensitive to certain sensory information (hypersensitive) or may appear not to notice some sensory stimuli (hyposensitive). Common examples of things that can cause sensory difficulties are reflective surfaces, loud noises, fluorescent lighting and long sleeves.