Empowering People, Launching lives
Author: Alex from nPlan and Alice Boddy, Community Engagement Officer
5th May 2022 | 2 mins read
During storm Eunice earlier this year, Alex, Executive Assistant at nPlan, was on her morning commute when she came across a young boy who was naked.
For some people with autism, sensory challenges can cause strong reactions to tactile sensations. Sensations from fabrics, weather and foods can all carry the potential to discomfort. Removal of clothes, or ‘derobing’ occurs when a sensation causes distress. Without the necessary communication skills, children with autism can be left unable to describe the discomfort they are feeling and may not understand that this behaviour is socially inappropriate. Alex had witnessed a child in extreme distress, who was stranded and unable to express his needs.
Alex assembled her colleagues Dan and Sarah, who will be braving the course with her. Money raised from nPlan’s team effort will help BeyondAutism support children and young people with autism to navigate the world around them. This includes empowering families with the skills and strategies to manage behaviours that can present risks.
Why not join Alex and the rest of the BeyondAutism team for this years’ Color Obstacle Rush? Or if that doesn’t take your fancy, we have a range of other events to choose from. And if challenge events aren’t your thing, you could host your own event. Whatever your idea, we’d love to hear it!
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