Wished you could wear the shoes of your loved one with ASD to experience what he experiences? Here’s a little insight: Imagine going for a walk and being bombarded by lights and sounds so intense that you can’t help but scream and meltdown. Whoa! Yes, that’s what a stroll down the street can be like for someone with autism who is very sensitive to sensory things.
For better understanding of what sensory overload is like, check out these 5 simulation videos on Mashable. They’re insightful! And they’re also loud – keep the volume high to truly get a taste of sensory overload – so don’t watch when you have a headache.
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