Sensory accommodations for food, exercise and sleep

Posted by: alisrowe, August 2, 2016

The combination of good diet, good sleep and regular exercise can have enormous benefits for everyone. For people with ASD however, it might be more difficult to achieve these things – primarily due to social challenges and sensory processing difficulties. These three things though, can make the world of a difference to someone’s physical and mental well being – so it’s really important to take them seriously.

Food

Lots of people on the autism spectrum have unusual food preferences. Some of this may come down to the desire for sameness and predictability, for example insistence on eating exactly the same brand of item every time or feeling stressed when a brand changes its recipe or ingredients. 

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