This short movie demonstrates better than words what suffering from sensory overload can be like.
People who have autism experience the world differently, and this often makes it harder for them to communicate. This article from The Guardian lists 10 important insights into the challenges autistic people face in social situations, and what we can do to make things easier.
This article (in Spanish) considers how the word “functioning” anticipates the capacity of development in people with autism, giving either high or low (never medium!) hope . The author suggests that this is reductive and does not take into account the diversity of people on the spectrum or even outside the spectrum. People without autism do not always “function well” nor do they represent necessarily an ideal to be measured against.
How we function depends a lot on our environment. Before deciding whether a person is high or low functioning, shouldn’t we look first into adapting the environment? Or try to create an environment more accepting of others’ differences?..
People with autism are different. But in what way? And why?
A brilliant, clever and fun short video to raise awareness about autism .
For kids and adults. A must watch! (In Spanish)