Thursday, January 17, 2013

A video representation of sensory overload

I thought I had shared this previously on this blog, but apparently I hadn't.  I discovered it over at Rod Dreher's blog.  He's primarily a political blogger, but he will occasionally write from the perspective of the parent of a son with Asperger's.

At any rate, this video is designed to give those not on the autism spectrum an idea of what sensory overload is like.  A word of warning for readers in the spectrum with sensory sensitivity, the video is jarring.  I made the mistake of watching it a half hour before I was supposed to go to bed and ended up having to put myself is "sensory deprivation mode" for a couple hours so that I could fall asleep.  But, if you would like friends or loved ones to understand somewhat what we go through, this is as good of a tool as I have ever encountered.

Sensory Overload (Interacting with Autism Project) from Miguel Jiron on Vimeo.


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