Wednesday 13 April 2016

#WonderfulWednesday: Sights and Sounds video by the NAS

My wonderful Wednesday share this week is a video I saw on Facebook from Upworthy, that originally came from the National Autistic Society. Unlike most of my shares I'm not sharing it because it made me feel particularly happy. I think the video is wonderful because I wonder on a daily basis what life must feel like for my boys and this video attempts to show me that.

Yesterday I wrote about what I thought it might be like having Dyspraxia, and how mentally tiring it must be to be constantly fighting to get your body to do what you want it to. I thought it might be a bit like trying to write with the wrong hand.

A few months ago I wrote about going for a walk on a blustery bright day and how I found it difficult to see anyone properly and couldn't hear when anyone was shouting out to me.  I thought it might be a bit like that on a regular day for my boys.  Realising the kind of things Anthony coped with when going to a swimming gala nearly brought me to tears.

The more I understand what's it's like for my boys the more I can simply be there for them. The more others can imagine what it might feel like, the less stigma there will be attached to my boys actions and conditions.  And that's wonderful.

It's a simple video attempting to show what's like for an autistic boy wondering through a Shopping Mall.  Go check it out and let me know what you think.

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  1. I've seen this video and I think it gives people a good idea of what it's like to feel bombarded by the sensory stimuli that they take for granted. #SpectrumSunday

    1. Everyone is different, but it's just a possibly glimpse for some people who have no idea!

  2. I found that video really powerful too, whilst Hayden isn't as sensitive to sensory input as the child in the video, it definitely opened my eyes to how he may be feeling in certain situations. Thank you for linking up to #spectrumsunday lovely, hope you join me again this week xx


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