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ASCV Speaker Series: Neurodiversity & Sensory Processing with Lindsey Rowe Parker

August 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Learn about the 8 senses! Wait, what? The vibration in her feet when she runs, the tap-tap-tap of her spoon on the table at mealtime, the trickle of cool water running over her hands – these are the things that calm her jitters down.

Join author Lindsey Rowe Parker of Wiggles, Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down and Occupational Therapists Caitlyn Berry and Becky Balog of Adapt & Grow. The trio will discuss the 8 senses and sensory activities and strategies to help regulate our littles friends, and ourselves! Wait, what? Yes, there are 8. The 5 you know, smell, taste, sight, touch, sound. And three more that we experience every day!

There will also be a reading of the new children’s book about sensory differences. The brightly illustrated story follows a young girl with heightened sensory experiences through her day with fun, interactive sounds, and motions. This book is for anyone who has ever felt the need for a wiggle, stomp, or squeeze!

About the Presenter: Lindsey Rowe Parker is a mom at the tail end of toddlerhood, embracing the next phase of parenting while learning to navigate and advocate for her autistic daughter. With a recent adult diagnosis of ADHD, and a new deeper understanding of her own sensory experiences, she has begun to delve into the neurodiversity community learning all she can from neurodivergent voices. Wiggles Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down is her first picture book, and she hopes it connects with everyone who has felt the need for a wiggle, stomp or squeeze!


Autism Society of Central Virginia
(804) 257-0192
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