Links between our Social Media Posts and Focus Groups

In our focus groups we found six themes that appear to influence how easily accessible public spaces such as supermarkets are for people with sensory processing difficulties. You can read more about each theme and how we used these to create our ‘sensory web’ on our page about principles of sensory environments. We also foundContinue reading “Links between our Social Media Posts and Focus Groups”

Our Immersive Event 2022

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our Sensory Street immersive event at PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory) in Dagenham. It is UCL’s first net zero carbon building and is a unique facility that explores the way people engage with their environment. In the past they have housed all sorts of different environmentsContinue reading “Our Immersive Event 2022”

Links between the Sensory Experiences of Autistic Children and Adults

Over 2021 we ran a series of focus groups to learn more about the sensory experiences of autistic people in public places such as supermarkets and more. Every autistic person is unique, and therefore factors which might make an environment easier for one person may not have the same effect on someone else.  However, fromContinue reading “Links between the Sensory Experiences of Autistic Children and Adults”

Links between Sensory Processing and Movement Difficulties (Praxis)

Sensory processing difficulties occur when a person finds it difficult to process and interpret sensory information (e.g. touch, taste or smell). It Sensory processing difficulties occur when a person finds it difficult to process and interpret sensory information (learn more about the eight different senses here). It may affect one sense or several of these.Continue reading “Links between Sensory Processing and Movement Difficulties (Praxis)”

Autistica’s 2030 Goals

Autistica is one of the UK’s leading autism research-based charities. Based on priorities identified by autistic people they have identified six goals they want to achieve by 2030. Their goals aim to increase the quality of life for autistic people, enabling them to live healthier, happier and longer lives. Autistica aims to achieve these byContinue reading “Autistica’s 2030 Goals”

Focus Groups – Round 2

We have had a very productive couple of months since our last update. Following our first found of focus groups, we have been busy analysing the responses using an approach called content analysis. We used this approach to identify which public places people from the focus groups commonly identified as particularly challenging. There were severalContinue reading “Focus Groups – Round 2”

World Autism Awareness Week 2021

As part of World Autism Awareness week 2021 we wrote a post for the Experimental Psychology department at the University of Oxford which explains a little bit more about what it means to have sensory processing difficulties and how that can impact on a person’s life. Someone who knows first-hand what daily life is likeContinue reading “World Autism Awareness Week 2021”