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Autism and the senses

Around one in every 100 people in the UK is on the autism spectrum. Over 70% of autistic people 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

Touch

Autism and taste

Taste

Proprioception

Vestibular

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