Sensory difficulties

Very many people with autism also have sensory problems.

These may be being particularly sensitive to certain kinds of light, sound, smell, taste or touch. They may also need to experience sensory input in ways that other people may find unusual such as liking very strong pressure or hating high musical notes.

All of these can make the world a very difficult place but with understanding, patience and sometimes with proper resources and advice things can be made easier.

People with autism sometimes have other problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning difficulty, depression and physical health problems especially bowel and stomach ailments.

It is important that these are dealt with appropriately and that the autism diagnosis is not used as an excuse not to treat these.

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