Does any city have a bigger heart than Liverpool? In the year since we launched our Liverpool Autism Champions scheme, we've been touched by the kindness and positivity of organisations large and small. Our ambition to make Liverpool a leading autism-friendly city has not dimmed, not one bit. To show you how far we've [...]
The sense of touch is very important for social development and helps us to assess the environment that we are in. It also provides us with information that we also need for visual perception, body awareness and motor planning.
78% of people with autism have a high degree of sensory differences in one or many of their senses and one of the most prevalent is in their visual sense.
The vestibular system is located in our inner ears. When it isn't working typically, people with autism can be seriously affected. It can impede their understanding of what is happening to them and to the world around them.
On 31st October 2016, our trainers visited Tate Liverpool at the historic Albert Dock to deliver a half day session in developing Autism Awareness for the staff team and introducing what it means to be a Liverpool Autism Champion.
If a person is under-sensitive in the taste sense then they may prefer foods that are very spicy or they may even pick up and eat non-edible items.
If you lost your sense of proprioception, you would lose ownership of your body and your sense of individuality.
According to a recent study, those with autism may not inhale sweet and foul scents through their olfactory systems in the same way that others do.
Imagine you are driving a car on a motorway. You are listening to music and singing along to your favourite band. You are quite relaxed and confident in your ability to drive safely and meet any needs that arise during the journey.
Autism in Practice, the training division of Autism Together were one of the guest speakers at this years Autism Show at Event City in Manchester where Yvonne Smith discussed the challenges of ‘Supporting people with autism in the wider community’.