This talk will focus on environmental factors in your home which have been shown to increase sensory stress and impede development and performance. In it, Peter will share why some individuals are more sensitive to environmental impacts than others, based on emerging biological differences found in autism. Using theory and concepts, he will demonstrate how a wide range of seemly different environmental factors can overload the body. Peter will also provide a sequence of related action steps designed to yield the most benefit with the least cost and effort. And along with it, the range of outcomes you can expect to experience, based on his 18 years of working toward sensory friendly and healthy homes and watching his and his family’s symptoms diminish over time.
Date/Time: Sat, 05/27/2016 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Room: Colorado Grand Ballroom
Slides: Autism and Your Home (pdf)
Brochure: Autism and Your Home (pdf)
The first version of this talk was entitled "Reducing the Symptoms of Autism by Treating Your Family’s Home Environment" and was presented at the National Abilities Center in Park City Utah (January 17, 2017). Slides, video and media coverage of that talk are listed below.
Video: Symptoms of Autism
Press: Presentation will cover environmental elements associated with autism - Park City Record
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