Hi! I am on the Autism Spectrum and have an associated Sensory Processing Disorder.
Because of this, I may find loud spaces, bright/flashing lights, crowds, social interactions, physical touch, and strong smells overwhelming.
If I appear anxious or upset, please be gentle and give me space. Please do not restrain me or raise your voice. I may just need a few minutes of peace and quiet to calm down.
Most of all, please be patient with me, listen to my needs, and be empathetic. Thank you!
Every Disability is Unique
These digital disability ID tags are to help you recognize someone's hidden disability so you can better help them!
However, don't forget that every disability is unique, and every disabled individual requires their own unique support. Listed above are just some general measures you can take to help out an individual with this disability. They may need additional support, specific to their presentation of this disability.
Listen to their needs and help them if they ask!