Lights and autistic children

@mommaj (22779)
United States
November 15, 2015 5:03am CST
Most autistic children do not like bright lights. I am finding it is only white lights my child has a problem with. He loves colored holiday lights. Which always makes me wonder what's the difference with the white lights? Are they too bright?
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Nov 15
it very well could be, the white tend to be brighter
@mommaj (22779)
• United States
15 Nov 15
There are also so many types of light bulbs that some of them make the white look brighter. I know some lights give me headaches and that must be some of what the children go through.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Nov 15
@mommaj fluorescents bother many for sure. I would bet lampshades help too, anything to make reflected light rather than direct
@mommaj (22779)
• United States
15 Nov 15
Direct light is definitely a problem. Even his classroom has dim lights.
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@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
15 Nov 15
I think you are better off speaking to the doctors. They may have read some research papers on it. I think white light with white wall can drive everyone crazy, it sounds like a place that mad people stay in.
@mommaj (22779)
• United States
15 Nov 15
Never thought about white lights and white walls, but you must be right. That does sound like a place for crazy person. I must ask (jokingly) what color are your walls? My walls are white, but do not worry the lights are colored.
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@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
15 Nov 15
@mommaj Honestly I do not know the color of the walls! My room has wall papers so I do not know what is the original color of the walls. I think you can get the cat and dog to paint over the white walls, so that both of them do not go crazy. It must be tiring to have crazy dog and crazy cat at home.
@mommaj (22779)
• United States
15 Nov 15
It is tiring. They sleep all the time. If I redecorate with white wall paper then I do not have to admit to having white walls. You may be on to something.
@moondebi (1212)
• Bangalore, India
16 Nov 15
My son doesn't have problem with light, but he cannot stand loud sound.
@mommaj (22779)
• United States
16 Nov 15
Neither of my kids like loud sounds either. My daughter is extremely high functioning, high I.Q. aspergers. She can barely stand regular sounds. They are definitely supersensitive with their senses.
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