They may be overly or under sensitive to sounds, sights, tastes and touch. This may affect their willingness to wear certain clothes, eat certain foods, or tolerate certain sounds (such as vacuum cleaners, loudspeakers, or even the sound made by fluorescent lights). Children with autism may “hear” or experience discomfort from sounds or visual frequencies that their neurotypical peers don’t even notice.
The takeaway? Be open to learning about others that are different from you. Compassion goes a long way.