Attitudes toward autism spectrum disorder are often misguided. These sensory simulations from autistic individuals and game developers help us understand.
The first video, all I thought was “go to the shaaaade!” because that’s what I’d do in that situation.
Second video has my favourite quote about why angry when sensory overload:
When I’m overload I’m in a fight or flight response. Acting angry is a defence mechanism. It’s like my brain thinks it can “scare off” the source of my overstimulation
Which I had never thought of that way but makes an awful lot of sense.
The fourth one is not perfect but it’s near damn close to reality, even on cloudy days. Sunglasses are my saviours and I’m only just started to get over my shyness at wearing them when the sun isn’t out if the intensity of the light hurts my eyes. If I’m tired already, expect me to be really cranky if you talk to me after this.
I found all of them to be more or less “imperfect” but I always really identified with Carly’s version.