Tһіѕ video wіƖƖ give уου аח іԁеа οf wһаt іtѕ Ɩіkе tο walk down a city/town street wһеח уου һаνе autism. I didn’t manage tο ɡеt tһе brightness perfect іtѕ tοο brіɡһt аt tһе еחԁ. tһе brightness ѕһουƖԁ bе more Ɩіkе tһе ѕtаrt οf tһе autism walk раrt іtѕ seemed tο ɡеt tοο brіɡһt аt tһе еחԁ fοr ѕοmе reason. Tһе first раrt іѕ a neurotypical walking down a city street tһеח wһаt аח autistic οr asd person wіƖƖ see аחԁ hear wһеח tһеу walk down tһе same street. It wіƖƖ hopefully give neurotypicals a rough іԁеа аbουt wһаt іt’s Ɩіkе tο life wіtһ autism οr аח ASD. іt impossible tο ɡеt іt реrfесtƖу сοrrесt bυt i’ve tried tο recreate tһе experience аѕ closely аѕ possible. Pаrtѕ οf tһе video аrе tοο brіɡһt аחԁ раrtѕ аrе аbουt rіɡһt bυt i’m חοt аmаᴢіחɡ аt video editing ѕο i’ve tried mу best wіtһ wһаt knowledge i һаνе. It ԁοеѕ vary frοm person tο person wіtһ autism bυt tһіѕ іѕ a simulation οf һοw I personally experience tһе world.

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25 Responses to “What it’s like to walk down a street when you have autism or an ASD”
  1. princesskemo says:

    @weaveintothewin2 yep this is completely accurate

  2. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @homemadePAUL I do but it’s still pretty bad even with 100% uv but better than none

  3. homemadePAUL says:

    y dont u wear sunglasses?

  4. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @AutisticWhoLives4God cool its good to hear other peoples views helps alot with the bigger picture

  5. AutisticWhoLives4God says:

    Pretty good. My vision is easily distracted like yours. I also have tactile issues. If I walked that path, I would feel too close to everything and avoid touching the bush and stay away from it.

  6. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @CuriosityRocks thanks glad you liked it :-)

  7. CuriosityRocks says:

    Very accurate especially the noise level. : )

  8. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @MYSTAND111 thanks for your comment i agree we do get stronger and see more detail than others once we overcome and learn to live with the initial sensory overloads.

  9. MYSTAND111 says:

    The world is a weird and hostile place for Aspergers people. It takes huge ammounts of patience and self control to survive in this world. But as we learn to cope, we get stronger and more skillful and have perceiption, (and information), almost no normal person has.

  10. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @AnastassiaCMF yeah some people on the spectrum don’t get the sensitivity to sound, light e.t.c no two people on the spectrum are the same.

    but it’s good that it gives you an eye for detail i find it can be handy to notice things others don’t. i think we would make good detectives or good in CSI e.t.c and other things that need a keep eye for detail.

  11. AnastassiaCMF says:

    Nice video! I find it funny, actually, haha. But I’m understimulated. I’m on the spectrum and actually I used to look at all that stuff too, still do, but the NT part is actually more like what I experience walking down the street.

  12. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @pilfer235 sure use any videos you want or think would help i made these so they could be shared and help as many as possible

  13. pilfer235 says:

    Superb video. I am currently putting together some training for derby city council, and was wondering if I could utilise some of your videos in the autism awareness section. Please let me know if that would be okay.

  14. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @xLonelyAspiex thanks and thanks also for that great description i like the computer analogy thats a great way of putting it :-)

  15. xLonelyAspiex says:

    My brain works so much like a computer, it stores pretty much any piece of information it an process even little things and can remember them many years later, as if it weren’t long ago. I can pick up a bunch of small sound at once, sorta of like a enhanced audio application if you you know what I mean. I can take many things in at the same time, depending on what frame of mind, I’m in. Sometimes, I go into scan mode when I’m in a new area and look for every piece of detail.

  16. xLonelyAspiex says:

    Nice. Very well done.

  17. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @micheals1992 I sometimes think i have in built night vision most of my friends trip up over there feet without a torch (flash light) and walk into things when we are camping in the dark but i can see fine about 100m in the dark of a field even if its cloudly on a new moon night. So having eyes sensitive to light can be a handy thing in some cases.

  18. micheals1992 says:

    @weaveintothewin2 lol that is so true i remember guiding my dad through a forest back to the campsite in the dark by what i could see on the ground and the sounds from the stream

  19. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @micheals1992 thanks, i think we see alot more details we would be good in csi or something that requires seeing small details although as you say sometimes the sensory problems can be irritating :-)

  20. micheals1992 says:

    lol that video is exactly the kinda things i look at while im walking down the street. i see a car going past and see an image in my head of the pistons going up and down and the cam/crankshaft turning and all the other parts moving (like the drive shafts, suspension etc). i think i enjoy doing it. i also look at the floor and examine things while im walking (like u was saying drains, cigs etc). i only have mild sensory problems though that only badly effect me when im stressed or tired.

  21. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @missangie29 no probs, that sounds like his comfort blanket to deal with all the sensory stuff when he is out and about. I often play with my jacket cord to take my mind away from the noise.

  22. missangie29 says:

    This is a great video my son is 12 now and has severe autism he always has a toy to his ear he must do this to block out the sounds that he hears when hes out …made me see it from his eyes thanks x

  23. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @cpixiperry no probs glad you liked it :-)

  24. cpixiperry says:

    my son has recently been diagnosed as autistic thank you for making this it’s helped me understand a bit better xxx

  25. weaveintothewin2 says:

    @jhofsk8 no probs glad you liked it just wish i could put a recorder in my head and record everything i see and hear etc. but thats the losest i can get :-)

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