Some autistic people say that the world feels overwhelming and this can cause considerable anxiety.
In particular, understanding and relating to other people, and participating in the daily life of family, school, work, and social life, can be more difficult. Other people seem to know intuitively how to communicate and interact with each other, but they may also have difficulty establishing a good relationship with people with autism. People with autism may wonder why they are ‘different’ and feel that their social differences mean that people do not understand them.
People with autism are very sensitive to the stimuli they receive from their environment. When they receive too many stimuli at the same time, they can feel disoriented, overwhelmed, and highly stressed. We must understand that when a child with autism has a tantrum it is for something, it is not attracting attention, it is because something has happened that has overwhelmed him too much and pushed him to his limit.
People with autism often don’t “seem” disabled. Some parents of autistic children say that other people simply think that their child is mischievous, while adults discover that they are not understood.
In a child with autism, his brain is ‘connected’ differently and he may perceive his surroundings as chaos. Understand all the information that comes to them from the outside at the same time, information that they perceive as too chaotic, where all the stimuli are perceived intensely; It causes them great discomfort internally.
Many people with autism and their families feel that society does not understand them and that they are isolated. However, many people feel that having autism is a fundamental aspect of their identity.
We must learn to live with, look at, treat, and respect people with Autism because in them is a fantastic human being, who constantly works to belong to society.
“Allow yourself the opportunity to meet, treat and understand a person with Autism, you will realize that you are with a wonderful person who struggles day by day, to be accepted in this world.” Silvia Gonzalez