Although sensory challenges were not considered to be an aspect of ASD until the most recent diagnostic criteria (DSM-5), I am yet to come across anyone who has a diagnosis who does not have sensory challenges. In fact, many individuals with ASD believe that the challenges they have with their sensory systems are the most debilitating aspect of their disorder. Some individuals also say that most of their daily life struggles do in fact stem from their sensory challenges.
Theories about the sensory system in ASD
Posted by: alisrowe, April 22, 2016