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Sensory Systems

The sensory systems control a person’s ability to take in or “register” and respond to internal sensory input (such as thoughts and feelings, heart rate, etc.), and external stimuli (sights, sounds, tastes, smells, touch, and balance), and then adjust his emotional and behavioral response to those stimuli and the demands of his surroundings. Regulatory and sensory deficits are associated features that are common in people with ASD, but not necessarily indicative of the disorder.