September 2, 2014
People on the spectrum, even those who are high-functioning, can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the outside world. Social situations are complex and confusing, ambient sounds are unfiltered and disruptive, and the thoughts and emotions of others are unknown and indecipherable.
It might be difficult to understand what a child or loved one with autism is going through, but it’s still possible to imagine it.
Watch this video to imagine and experience what it’s like to live with autism.
Many children with high-functioning autism (or Asperger's) want to have friends, but they simply don't know how to go about it. They may not be able to understand others' emotions, or read facial expressions and body language. As a result, they may be teased and often feel like social outcasts. The unwanted social isolation can lead to anxiety and depression.