ASD Simulation Video Represents Sensory Experience

As an adult on the autism spectrum, Craig Thomson understands the ways his experiences differ from those of his neurotypical friends. On his YouTube channel, Craig creates videos that offer tips and tricks for those learning to deal with autism in a non-autistic world, as well as insight into what it’s like to experience life in his shoes.

In this simulation video, Craig captures the sensory overload he feels when he walks down a busy city street.

Be aware that this video is not meant to represent the experience of all, or even most, people on the autism spectrum. As Thomson notes, “It’s impossible to get it perfectly correct but I’ve tried to recreate the experience as closely as possible…It does vary from person to person with autism but this is a simulation of how I personally experience the world.”

Check out this video to get an idea of what some people on the autism spectrum experience on a daily basis.

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G. H. was raised in Minnesota, but currently calls Seattle her home. She's a blogger, editor, and journalist, and she's written everything from news reports to restaurant reviews. If she's not putting pen to paper, G. H. is probably experimenting in the kitchen, chilling out on her yoga mat, or running through a city park.