The National Autistic Society have issued a few videos now under the 'Too Much Information' campaign. You may remember the young boy in the shopping centre and the young lady taking the bus well this is the latest video.
All of these short videos give the public a sense of what it is like to have Autism and give and insight into what the individual on the spectrum may be feeling in different situations. Featuring Saskia Lupin this latest offering highlights how a train journey can affect someone with massive sensory issues. The sounds, smells, noise and invasion of personal space can have that much of an effect that it can stop someone with Autism venturing out. It really can be too much to deal with.
I find this quite emotional to watch but so effective and I hope this gets over to everyone. I hope this will make people think about how someone else may be feeling and allow us all to think - how we can help someone in this situation cope? We don't want anyone to feel a prisoner in their own home, but that's how it can be, the pressure can be just overpowering and it can just feel easier to stay inside.
If you would like to watch the video you can on the NAS website here:
It is literally just over one minute long and please take a look, if you ever wonder what it can feel like to have Autism this gives one persons perspective. There is also information here of how you could help someone. Make a pledge and show what action you would take.......lets make a change not support or judge but recognise and help.
Thank you for reading today......please join me tomorrow for Pass the Remote but for now take care.
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