Harry – Autism – Sensory Tactile Pack
Harry has autism, which makes it difficult for him to communicate with others as he is non-verbal, and he struggles to process a variety of senses including sight, sound and touch that makes it hard for him to concentrate and leaves him anxious in crowded and noisy places. Harry also has a hearing impairment which means it’s incredibly difficult to calm him down.
Harry has benefitted from one of our Tactile Packs. The pack, which has a colourful and visually arresting panel, is full of tactile things that Harry can explore with his hand and everything glows brightly under a UV light. It also generates electronic sounds in which the volume and pitch can be adjusted, so Harry can hear it without his hearing aids.
Harry’s father, James, says that the equipment has had a calming effect on his son. He said: “He loves to twiddle with the dials and the pack enables him to sit down, even if it’s only for 10 minutes, and enjoy himself. That gives us the chance to have a little break as before he got the pack he never took time out, it’s been an absolute miracle for us!”.