Honoring differences is what we strive for as occupational therapists. This starts with understanding. The blog School OT thoughts talks about a young man with high functioning autism who has an advice column called "Ask James". He answers a question about his sensory challenges and strategies that helped him. Read his response and you will better understand why many of the children we work with react as they do.
To read the post, go to "Ask James Williams" about sensory processing.
James Williams is an eighteen year old who has written books/essays and presented on the topic of autism. Go to his website to learn more.