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Understanding ‘input’ and the importance of managing it

Posted by: alisrowe, October 22, 2020

Autistic people can have trouble processing ‘input’. Input is incoming information, for example sensory information from the environment such as a scent or a noise.

Too much input can make an autistic person feel stressed and overwhelmed. Too much input can increase the chances that an autistic person has a meltdown or a shutdown. 

If you understand input then you will be able to have better control of your life. Read this article for a clear description of the 4 main types of input and for helpful suggestions on ways to manage this input, so that ultimately you will feel less overloaded!

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