This Video Gives Viewers Insight On The Reactions Of Autistic Kids

By: Mishal Omar - Jun 10, 2016
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In a campaign that hopes to inform people on the experiences of autistic kids, this virtual reality video gives users a first-hand perspective on what they may experience on a daily basis.

Autism can develop on a spectrum and can range in symptoms and severity -- sensory overload is a very common symptom of this developmental disability. It results in hypersensitivity to sights and sounds and can cause autistic children to react negatively. After making a successful viral video that is filmed from the autistic child's perspective, the Autism TMI Virtual Reality Experience was developed in order to give viewers a more in-depth perspective. This allows viewers to perceive what these children may perceive when they are experiencing sensory overload as a reaction to things that most children and adults would consider normal.

This developmental disability is quite common and videos such as this one help to remove the stigma and foster more empathy around children who are autistic.