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Sensory Access Needs Are Human Rights

TPGA is observing Autism Acceptance Month by featuring accounts from autistic people about the differences accommodations (or lack thereof) make in their lives. Today we are featuring a Q & A with Sara M. Acevedo, discussing how her well being depends significantly on not being exposed to scented products, yet how infrequently those accessibility rights and accommodation needs are taken seriously, viewed respectfully — or met. Photo © Philippe Leroyer. Creative Commons License. [Image: Black-and-white photo of a ponytailed white woman in profile, inside a mist/gas cloud.] Sara M. Acevedo sacevedoespinal.wix.com/neurowitching TPGA: When you need to enter a new room or meet new people, what are some factors you have to worry about? Sara M. Acevedo: Before attending an event, coming into a new meeting space, or a new social space, there are some things that are not simply relevant, but actually vital for me to consider: Among other external…