Guidelines: Sensory Processing & Sensitivities

This group focuses on Sensory Processing and Sensitivities. Guidelines for staying on topic:

1) The topic and/or context should be the experiences of autistic people dealing with sensory processing related matters, as well as any efforts to help with this issue.

2) The topic should be based on scenarios that can be encountered in the real world. Topics about imaginary scenarios and magical worlds are not relevant.

3) There may be overlaps between this topic and health/biomedical issues. If so, the mixed topic should first be discussed in this group, and if the conclusion is inadequate, be brought over to the health/biomedical group for further discussion.

4) The topic should be related to autistics who are alive, or at least have some connection to life in the modern era (i.e. within the lifetime of the group participants). Discussing about life in the 19th century or earlier will be irrelevant.

If you must really mention something irrelevant that is connected to a relevant topic currently under discussion, then remember to end it within three mentions.


Participants are welcome to share their experiences when it is relevant to do so. As there are many people who have shared about their autism experiences already, participants are advised to focus on depth, quality, and uniqueness. Share something that you don’t usually hear from other works on autism or something that gives a twist to the ordinary.

Do note the rules about keeping the group spam-free. If you must share a long essay or article, please upload it on a blog, website, Google Drive or other online services first, then share the link for us to read at our leisure.