Designed in partnership with Easterseals of Southern California, Rafi Nova has created the Sensory Friendly Mask. Rafi Nova and Easterseals had a vision of a mask best for a person on the spectrum. The Sensory Friendly Mask is specifically designed as a mask for autism, a mask for an autistic person, a mask for an autistic child, or a mask for someone with sensory sensitivities. The Sensory Friendly Mask trial versions were continually optimized, tested, and adjusted by various doctors, therapists, and children until the final product was made.
After identifying this need for an autism-friendly mask, Rafi Nova and Easterseals joined forces to conceptualize, design, and test a sensory-friendly mask that ensures all individuals can stay safe in public without experiencing stress caused by their face mask. Every component of the mask is well thought out, tested, and approved by both Occupational Therapists and focus
groups of individuals who would use a sensory-friendly mask. Rafi Nova and Easterseals collected feedback throughout the design and testing process to ensure a sensory-friendly experience for all users.
The Sensory-Friendly Mask was designed with materials and features that ensure comfort and function. This unique innovation is the perfect mask for a person on the spectrum, a mask for autism, a mask for an autistic person, a mask for an autistic child, or a mask for those with sensory sensitivities.
During these times, it is essential to wear a mask to help keep our communities safe. But for those with sensory sensitivities, mask-wearing can be a challenging task. Kids, adults, and therapists have tested the Sensory Friendly Mask to ensure a sensory-friendly experience.
Innovations that set the Sensory Friendly Mask apart from other masks include the following
features in the materials and design:
To ensure the mask's premium softness, each sensory-friendly mask is lined on the inside with 100% Mulberry silk.
- The breathable cotton outer layer makes it one of the most comfortable masks for a person on the spectrum or a person with sensory sensitivities.
- With unique construction that includes limited seaming, each Sensory Friendly Mask features a sleek design and exceptional construction to keep the mask away from the mouth.
- The sensory-friendly mask has an adjustable nose bridge that keeps the mask in place and ensures the perfect fit (also helps decrease glasses fog).
- Soft, adjustable jersey knit straps around the head, rather than the ears, to avoid irritation and sensory sensitivities. The clasp on the back of the Sensory Friendly Mask ensures ease to take on and off the mask.
- Plus, each sensory-friendly mask is reusable and machine washable!