Last World Autism Awareness Week, 10-year-old Alex showed over
56 million people what it’s like to have sensory overload in a shopping
centre. One year on, in our unnerving new film, 12-year-old Holly will
show them how not getting enough processing time feels…
Like everything’s building up. Like your brain is too crowded – and
about to explode.
77% of autistic people feel the public don’t understand their
need for extra processing time. Holly says:
one person sees the film and is more understanding of autistic
people, I’ll be happy. People can do really simple things to help,
like not rushing someone to respond to a question. Small changes
can often make the biggest difference."
She’s right. We need to move people from
understanding to real action.
Big change can come from lots of little actions. You’ll already know
what these small things can be, but we need to come together to
teach the public too. Pledge to make a small change today to
help reduce the overload. Then share it with your family, friends and
Whether you’re at the shops, on public transport, at work or out
with friends, a change as simple as using clear language, having a bit
of patience, or avoiding last minute changes can help to reduce the