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Sensory friendly environments support inclusivity for children with autism and their families. Environmental barriers often cause an unpleasant experience for children who experience sensory processing disorders. Occupational therapy practitioners have a role in collaborating with teachers for modifications in the classroom and advocating for sensory friendly events within the community to promote engagement in childhood occupations.
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Hanna, OTAS, Corinne; Weisberg, OTAS, Shoshana; and Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT, Sara, "Inclusive Community: Exploring The Benefits of Sensory Friendly Environments" (2019). School of Continuing and Professional Studies Posters. 2.