Everyone has the following five senses:
Children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome have the same senses as everyone else in the world but they experience life differently when it comes to uses their senses because one or more of their senses may be over or under sensitive than the others. People with Asperger's Syndrome tend to exhibit their sensitivities in different ways.
- Touch: Does not like touch (especially when unexpected). May be sensitive to textures or different fabrics
- Taste: Easily gags due to texture or tastes. A "picky" eater.
- Sounds: Showing great discomfort to loud noises such as fireworks, movies, or parades. Or easily distracted by sounds
- Smells: Avoids the meat aisle in the grocery store (too stinky). Detects odors that others may not even notice
- Sight: Bothered by bright lights
Have you ever known someone with Asperger's Syndrome or Autism?
If so, what were they sensitive to?