For the people that celebrate Christmas it is usually a magical time.
Hustle and bustle, re-acquainted smells of pine and Christmas pudding, mulled wine and mince pies.
The Christmas lights appearing in shops on house faces and local streets.
As technology advances so do the lights with many different sequences available to add to the magical experience. Many shapes and sizes and very bright and colourful displays.
Just like everything however, not everyone is in awe. The change of smells, sounds and general surroundings can be extremely distressing for people with ASD.
Coping with the usual timetables changing can be very difficult enough for children at school, then comes the school play, lights, camera, action. Cue plunged into extreme lighting and gee to top it all straight in your face, excellent. This is turn could lead to teachers instruction, "stand up straight", "face the front", "put your arms down"
For someone with Irlen syndome quite possibly coupled with ASD there are not enough words to describe how they could be feeling! a few to try,
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