Sensory Friendly Solutions for Businesses

Make customers and clients feel comfortable at your event or location.  There are simple things your business or organization can do to include more people. A better customer experience means new and returning clients.  

Small sensory-friendly changes have a large impact.

Find helpful podcast episodes and blog posts below. 

"Now moving forward, I know I am meeting more needs, some I was unaware of, for everyone in the public.​"

“I had my space become sensory-friendly last year and it has made a huge impact on my business. Since the space was done, I noticed a substantial increase in bookings, which I found overwhelming, unexpected, and completely welcome.

My clients, who have been here before, some for years, began noticing décor or artwork that has been here the whole time because of the movement of items to help group them, or placed in another spot altogether. I hear feedback a lot from clients who think my space is “wonderful” or “lovely” or “welcoming” and I know the help I had, and the changes we made, are all the reason for it.

Now moving forward, I know I am meeting more needs, some I was unaware of, for everyone in the public. This is very important to me because I work in the public service industry, and I am very thankful to Sensory Friendly Solutions for helping me achieve that! Thank you!”

– Kerry Legere-Jenkins,
 Got Your Back, New Brunswick, Canada

Sensory Friendly Tourism Checklist

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More and more people are looking for sensory-friendly experiences in daily life, in their communities, and when they travel.  There are simple things you can do to help your event or location become sensory-friendly and make more people comfortable.

Get a checklist of 10 easy ways to be sensory-friendly at your event or location.

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Resource: Restaurant Guide for Seniors

Did you know at least a third of the population over 65 years of age has hearing loss that is disabling? There are a few easy changes restaurants can make are key to ensuring seniors enjoy dining and become regulars.

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Resource: Sensory Friendly Halloween

Hallowe’en is a sensory-rich experience that can easily become overwhelming for many children.  Learn about sensory-friendly trick or treating to make Halloween fun for all children. 

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Resource: Sensory Friendly Santa Claus Parade

Did you know that adding a quiet zone to your Santa Claus Parade will help children and adults alike enjoy the experience?  In a few easy steps you can make your parade sensory-friendly.

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Resource: Sensitive Santa Events

Creating a Santa Claus visiting event that helps all children enjoy Santa is easy with this guide.  Making Santa, “Sensitive” and sensory-friendly ensure smiles and joy all-around. 

Business-Related Blog Posts

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Sensory Overload and COVID-19

Have you considered the effect of COVID-19 on sensory overload? Face masks, physical barriers, constant hand washing or sanitizing and social isolation are all bothersome.

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Too Busy. Too Noisy. Too Bright.

This documentary about sensory-friendly really made me think. As an occupational therapy student, I often hear the words “sensory-friendly”. However, until recently, I never fully

Smiling, diverse group of children and adults at a sensory-friendly camp.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Camp

More and more, camps adapt their programs to include all children. In particular, a sensory-friendly camp helps help children with sensory sensitivities. Oftentimes, sensory-friendly changes

Graphics of the 8 different senses.

You Have Eight Senses Not Five

You are probably surprised to learn that you have eight senses.  Though in truth, you have more than eight senses, nonetheless for today we are just going to stick to eight for the purposes of understanding your brain and body, sensory sensitivity, and sensory overload.

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Who Has Sensory Sensitivity?

We all have sensory sensitivity to some extent. First, we all have sensory sensitivity as we are all sensitive to our senses! Second, for some

Business-Related Podcast Episodes

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