Once again the wonderful world of the Internet has produced a brilliant and beautiful video demonstrating how someone with autism experiences the world around them. This video was created by Miguel Jiron and produced by Scott Mahoy as part of the “Interacting with Autism” project, which was to be a video-intensive online resource for autism. I’m not entirely certain whatever happened to the project (their web site isn’t accessible) but this video is a wonderful demonstration of how difficult it is for those with autism or other sensory disorders to properly process the sensations that surround them.

It’s a quick watch but it was beautifully animated. If anyone ever asks how someone on the spectrum interprets the world around them, show this video!

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