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Autism and the senses

Around one in every hundred people in the UK is on the autism spectrum. Nearly 80% of people on the autism spectrum have differences in some or all of their senses. This includes our regular five senses and also two more that affect balance and body awareness. We call those two vestibular and proprioception senses.

Click on each of the senses below to find out more…

Sight

Hearing

Smell

Vestibular

Proprioception

Touch

Autism and taste

Taste

Download our guide to ‘Autism and the Seven Senses’ here…