April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day , a disorder that is currently the most prevalent childhood disability, more than Down syndrome, childhood cancer and diabetes combined.
Invisibility and misunderstanding are the main obstacles faced by people with autism, which is why The National Autistic Society , coinciding with this date, has released a video made with virtual reality that allows us to put them in the shoes of a child 10-year-old with autism, we can put ourselves in his shoes for a minute and feel his way of seeing the world .
An everyday and normal situation for many of us such as walking through a shopping center can be real torture for a child with autism. For just a minute we put ourselves in his place and we can come to understand much better the anguish he can feel in a crowded place.
Autistic people are hyper-sensitive to the stimuli they perceive in their environment. When exposed to an enormous amount of sensory input , such as a walk through a shopping mall, they can become completely overwhelmed. Check out more interesting topics on our site Faith Blog.
After a minute, the viewer’s point of view changes and we can see the boy from the outside, as if we were passing by. His behavior, which seems to be having a tantrum, is usually judged, but after watching the video you will be able to understand it better . And I don’t tell more. You have to watch it because it’s really very good, both from a technical point of view and the message that he transmits and the lesson that he leaves us.