Nearly 1 in 68 children in America have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While every individual is different, this video shows the sensory thresholds that many with autism experience.
"I’m autistic. And sometimes I get too much information," Holly says.
"It’s as if my brain is too crowded – and about to explode."
The video walks the viewer through Holly's day, detailing every interaction as they compound into sensory overload.
While the short film depicts Holly's experience, other viewers who are autistic have voiced that theirs is different, expressing that there should be more videos out there that portray autism in a positive light.
For example, one YouTube comment said:
But others shared a more positive response:
These comments illustrate that every one experiences the world a little bit differently. It's part of what makes humanity beautiful.
The video concludes by saying, "Take a minute and give an autistic person more time to process information. Understand autism, the person, and the change you can make."
Holly's story is a reminder for all of us to show more empathy toward each other. If we all took a minute to better understand one another, the world would certainly be a friendlier place.
For more information, visit www.autism.org.uk/TMI.