Autism and Sensory Overload

To an autist, sensory overload can’t be described with words. You don’t think, “this is sensory overload, let’s deal with it by getting somewhere quiet.” You don’t usually have time to prepare. It is everything, all at once, so overwhelming that it takes you over. It is pain, but not from a wound, or a broken bone. It is everywhere. People may be asking, “what is wrong?” but you can’t hear them over the other sensations that have taken over your body. For…

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store