What is feels like to have Autism | MyCareSpace

What it feels like to have Autism

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How do autistic people see the world?

Some autistic people say the world feels overwhelming and this can cause them considerable anxiety.

Increased sensitivity and decreased sensitivity both are common in ASD. These sensory challenges can be very impairing, turning a normally comfortable environment into a struggle for individuals with ASD. The severity of discomfort can range widely: Anything from the cuffs of one's short-sleeve shirt to loud noises to perceptions many of us experience without thinking twice can cause distress.

It is hard to appreciate what it is like to be in the shoes of someone with ASD.

Here are a collection of video simulations that show how it feels to have Autism:

Carly Fleishman, 17 years.

Carly Fleischmann who is non-verbal and on the autism spectrum is in a coffee shop with her family.


Walking Down the Street

In this video we see how walking down a sidewalk can differ between someone who is on the autism spectrum and someone who isn't. The video includes things that can cause sensory overload such as different sounds and lights.


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