Clothing development through the integration of autistic children: inclusion through social action



The study aimed to understand how to assist autistic children in the selection and use of clothing, recognizing that their sensory characteristics and individual preferences are important considerations.




The research was carried out in partnership with a local children’s store, where autistic children were engaged in clothing-related activities. During the visit to the store, there was an increase in the interaction of the children with different styles and textures of clothes, highlighting the importance of options that meet their sensory needs.




The study showed that these experiences promoted greater interaction and integration of children with the world of fashion, strengthening their autonomy, self-esteem, and facilitating the process of choosing and using different clothes. In addition, customization stimulated the creativity of children and their greater involvement in producing a personalized print of their own piece of clothing.




The study highlights the need to develop strategies and actions to promote the inclusion and appreciation of autistic children in the fashion industry. This not only includes adapted clothing but also welcoming environments in stores and stimulation of active participation in the process of creating their own clothes and prints.



What are some common clothing issues faced by autistic children?


Autistic children may face clothing issues related to hypersensitivity, resistance to change, and lack of awareness in public settings.


What are some tips for designing sensory-friendly clothing for autistic children?


Some tips for designing sensory-friendly clothing for autistic children include using soft and breathable fabrics, avoiding scratchy tags and seams, and incorporating calming colors and patterns.


What are the benefits of inclusive clothing for autistic children?


Inclusive clothing can help autistic children feel more comfortable, confident, and accepted in social settings. It can also help them develop their sensory and motor skills.


How can caregivers help autistic children with clothing issues?


Caregivers can help autistic children by purchasing comfortable clothing, establishing a routine, and teaching social dressing norms.


What are some ways to promote social inclusion of autistic children in the fashion industry?


Some ways to promote social inclusion of autistic children in the fashion industry include featuring autistic models in fashion campaigns, creating fashion shows that celebrate diversity, and partnering with organizations that support autistic children and their families.



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