Short video piece showing that what neurotypical people see, feel, taste, touch, and hear can be quite different from what those with autism experience.
This video beautifully articulates those sensory challenges:
This video was taken at a Target store by the boy’s mother when he was seven years old. According to his mom, this repetitive behavior was going on for 15 minutes prior to being filmed. These types of repetitive activities are very typical for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Did You Know?
* In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
* Autism now affects 1 out of 110 children
* Autism affects 1 in 70 boys
* 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
* 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys
* Autism has an annual cost of $90 billion worldwide
* The estimated healthcare costs of someone with autism over their lifetime is $3.2 million
Recently, Turkish sociologist Fehmi Kaya declared in numerous Turkish media outlets that children with autism are “atheists due to a lack of a section for faith in their brains.” He elaborated by saying, “That is why they don’t know how to pray, how to believe in God. It is necessary to create awareness [or religion] […]