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Sensory room at Whitsundays resort to help children with autisim enjoy family histories

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

Going on holidays was seldom relaxing for Gail Watts. The shake-up of routine, busy environments and sudden absence of all things familiar was highly stressful for her son, Reilly, who lived with Asperger's Syndrome. "It might be exciting to us, but to them it's a little bit of a nightmare," she said.

Ms Watts, a special education teacher from Ballarat in Victoria, said families with children on the autism spectrum often opted to stay at home because it was easier than going on a holiday.

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