A friend on Twitter (@gretchenleary) created the artwork below. She is 26 years old and has Asperger’s Syndrome. I love it — it really captures in a visual way how those with autism perceive the world around them. Even as a NT (that’s “neuro-typical” within autism circles) I get a real feeling of overstimulation in a visual sense. You can read more about Gretchen on her blog at gretchenleary.wordpress.com

Sensory Overload by Gretchen Leary

"Sensory Overload" by Gretchen Leary

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