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Autism and Avoiding Sensitivities

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Effect of Avoiding Sensitivities on Autism

People with autism can have somewhat unusual sensitivities. There is no way of knowing what a person with autism actually receives from his senses. Clothes may feel like sandpaper, broken bones may not hurt, whispers may be roars, hugs may be assaults. Normal expectations must be set aside and entirely new rules adopted. It is important to listen for clues as to what these sensitivities are and then be willing to accommodate and eliminate them from the autistic person's life.