Sensory Challenges in Children

by Lisa Cohn When I asked my son, Michael, age 10, to explain what it feels like to have “sensory processing disorder, (SPD)” he said that the sound of a food blender sends him sprinting into a different room; the feel of a wool sweater against his skin “is like a bomb to me.” For Moira, age 10, loud noises are difficult.   And it’s hard for her to sit still for more than an hour […]

Meet the Parents Behind the NBA’s Sensory Inclusion Initiative

Who knew that a simple tweet from Amy Belles to Quicken Loans Area would result in two parents from Akron, Ohio, assisting the NBA in developing state-of-the-art sensory programs for their venues. After a disappointing experience involving her son and an arena employee, Amy Belles contacted the Q as locals call it to suggest that their staff be trained to better accommodate individuals with autism like her son. Before she knew it, Amy and her […]

Space Center Houston Now a Certified Autism Center

HOUSTON, June 25, 2018 – Space Center Houston strives to ensure that the nonprofit is a an accessible and accepting destination. That essential work has been recognized by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. The science and space exploration learning center is the first of its kind to be designated as a Certified Autism Center by the IBCCES. “Science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is for everyone,” said William T. Harris, the […]