What Does Sensory Processing Look Like In Adults?

Sensory Processing Disorder in Adults
Source: (ADDitude)

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) manifests in many small, sometimes maddening ways. Itchy tags may be unbearable. Loud music intolerable. Perfume simply sickening. Whatever the specific symptoms, SPD makes it difficult to interact with your daily environment. This impacts how you relate to others, study and learn, participate in sports and group activities, and follow your dreams. It is a unique and challenging neurological condition associated with inefficient processing of sensory information, and it deserves serious support.

SPD disrupts how the brain — the top of the central nervous system — takes in, organizes, and uses the messages received through our body’s receptors. We take in sensory information through our eyes, ears, muscles, joints, skin and inner ears, and we use those sensations – we integrate them, modulate them, analyze them and interpret them — for immediate and appropriate everyday functioning. Click here to read the rest of the story.

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Special Citizens Futures Unlimited

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What they do

Special Citizens Futures Unlimited is a non-profit organization that began as a vehicle to advocate for ongoing adult programs for children with autism who had aged out of special education services. The organization’s mission is the promotion and attainment of independence, inclusion, individuality and productivity for adults and children with autism.

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Special Citizens Futures Unlimited services includes:

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