Did you know that 1 in 6 individuals have a sensory need or an invisible disability? These are individuals with PTSD, autism, dementia, strokes just to name a few. Sensory needs are a common medical condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.
One of our values at Spectrum Lawyers & Consultants is to encourage inclusion and embrace individuality. Which is why we are proud to announce that we are the first law firm in Australia to be certified by KultureCity as having completed the Sensory Inclusive Certification Program.
The Aim of KultureCity Australia is to be the number one leading non-profit organisation in Australia focused on Sensory Inclusion and invisible disabilities so everyone feels like they belong – inclusion for all.
All our staff at Spectrum Lawyers & Consultants have completed the Sensory Inclusive Certification Program.
This Program was developed by a team of professionals including physicians, board certified speech therapists, ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) therapists and occupational therapists and combines the following pillars to provide our team and clients with the best experience possible:
- Training – this is focused on sensory needs, awareness, behavioural modifications, tools available and additions to our office space. This has trained our staff to feel comfortable and equipped when interacting with someone that has special needs. This training is refreshed on an annual basis to ensure our staff have up-to-date knowledge.
- Social Story – The purpose of the social story is to prepare our clients for what they will experience and what to expect while visiting our office. This helps to decrease anxiety and allows for a smooth experience all around.
- Sensory Bag – Sensory bags are equipped with items that KultureCity experts have determined can help to prevent a sensory overload and help regulate someone during a sensory overload.
- Signage – we will have direct and informative signage at our office to inform our clients that we are KultureCity certified.
This means that our clients with autism, PTSD, down syndrome, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other sensory needs will feel included, safe and comfortable in our office.
We are also thrilled to announce that Donna will be joining Renae Ingles on the Australian Board of KultureCity to continue to grow KultureCity Programs in Australia.
To find out more about KultureCity, you can download their App or visit their website. This includes a list of locations that are KultureCity Sensory Inclusive Certified – which we hope will be growing soon to include more businesses, organisation and venues.
We are proud to support KultureCity who are making the nevers possible.