This incredibly powerful video released by the National Autistic Society shows what it is actually like to suffer from autism. Commonly known as just a learning disability, this video aims to clear up the misconceptions. Showing how the senses of an autistic person overload can really help people empathize and better understand the condition.
The video is shown through the first person view of a child with autism. Him and his mother head to the mall on a seemingly normal journey. Then the sudden blasts of sensory overload happen. Sounds are loud, textures and people are suddenly and randomly focused on. It would truly be incredible and terrifying to experience life like this. While you aren’t actually experiencing autism, this video hopes to serve as a small example of the struggles that people suffering from it fight with every day.