Well, here you are Navigating Disability Road. You may be a person who has a disability, you may know someone who does, or, you’re just seeking some information. Perhaps you have to provide care to someone with a disability.
Whatever your situation might be, this website has been designed to help people maneuver through the curves, blind spots and road hazards of disability.
Because there are so many conditions and circumstances that pertain to each person and each disability, I am only providing some very general
guidelines, universal ideas, theories and approaches.
Some information has been written by others, most is written by me from personal experience. There are plenty of links to help you find more detailed information regarding specific conditions, support groups, etc.
Together, we can Navigate Disability Road and avoid some of the road hazards.
Let's have a safe and productive trip!
Sensory overload, sometimes known as sensory fatigue, is a condition that arises when the brain receives more information than it is capable of processing.
This does not pertain to data absorbed by learning. Reading or listening to a lecture about quantum physics and struggling to understand the topic, for example, will not lead to sensory overload.
Instead, this condition arises from the five senses – sound, touch, taste, sight and smell – growing overburdened. Usually, this is a result of attempting to process too many sensations at the same time. The brain cannot decide what it should be focusing on and descends into freefall.