100 thoughts on “The Party: a virtual experience of autism – 360 film

  1. I never understood why I felt so uncomfortable at parties…now I know. This is a perfect representation of how I feel

  2. I don't get it. How is this different from everyone else?
    I've only just started learning about Autism & such. Recently took two tests and both said I'm autistic (still not a diagnosis, I know).
    I'm trying to understand what that would mean. I know I'm different but idk how. This video didn't help me figure that out unfortunately, not that it claimed it would. Still.

  3. I think I may be on the spectrum with asperger's because every time I learn about the symptoms I feel like that's me, but so far my therapist has dismissed that idea because I'm not good with math/numbers and she also says people with asperger's can't relate to other people at all… (she just sounds misinformed to me). So when I try to explain to my family how I feel about social gatherings they have this attitude like I either want to spend all my time with them and I love them, or I don't and I hate them, so when I sit by myself because I feel overwhelmed they think something is wrong with me or I hate them. Everyone I know thinks that way about me and it would be nice if someone would understand.

  4. I’m definitely autistic, I’m exactly like this always been. But I’m curing myself if this

  5. My vision doesn't blur often, but other then that I absolutely get this. The anxiety builds up until the tiniest thing sets off unbearable discomfort and this feeling of just needing everything to stop NOW! Some days I can handle a lot, some days I can't handle anything. I live with someone who constantly hums, talks, laughs, they never shut up and I just need quiet! It's painful, but how do you explain that to a "normal" person? They'd think I was rude 😩

  6. I don't get this. I know the video is trying to help, but the Layla character sounds like a whiny teenager (at the beginning) more than a person with ASD. Some of her actions I understand and connect with toward the middle of the simulation, and while I realize that we are all different, it's not like this for everyone. For me, going to a party is just noise and horrible anxiety, not being mad and jerky at everyone around me. Hell, I'm at least happy for Layla because her mother is trying so hard to help and understand.

  7. I have moderate functioning autism and this sounds almost exactly like me. Of course I’m not EXACTLY like this but it’s very close

  8. This is very well done. Although there are varying degrees of autism, this gives me a general idea. Thank you so much for sharing and putting things into perspective.

  9. I have Asperger's Syndrome and I can relate to quite a few of these situations. I have trouble being around people who talk too loudly and who just show up out of the blue without calling in advance. It's even worse when they invite themselves over to stay the night and loudly talk throughout into the wee hours of the morning.

    Plus when I stem to keep calm and try not to be too obvious people give me grife as if I have the problem…Talk about hypocrisy.

  10. Everywhere you read online it says high functioning autism is more prevalent among the male population without any qualifying statement for WHY that is the case…ASD in females presents differently (NOT MORE MILDY…DIFFERENTLY) I was misdiagnosed with a personality disorder before ASD. I feel like I've lost valuable time having a diagnosis for "so long" that didn't quite fit – because doctors thought female ASD was "so rare".

  11. I don't see like that at all, only if I get hit in the head, really really hard. or when its over crowded, and thats very very rare.

  12. As an autistic person this doesn't relate to me exactly because I'm hyposensitive to sound, but on a bad day it can be like this.

  13. Watching this makes me think I have autism. That's exactly how I am, but growing up people just thought I was an introvert or just shy but I don't think so because if the environment is right I'm goofy and loud as hell. When I was younger I had a teacher that wanted my parents to get me checked out because I showed a lot of signs of having autism but my parents never did. Also I didn't come to this conclusion from this video alone, there has been a been a lot of looking into the matter over the last couple of years.

  14. I teared up. Twice. Especially when the mother told her to take as long as she needs. I also usually need my headphones to cope with emotions, but my mum tells me to take them off every time she's talking to me. But this… I realised this sentence is something I urge to hear from my parents… I want them to understand that I'm struggling

  15. I experience something similar to this video but a lot of the time I don't get the anxious/panic attack in crowds like that, it's more like, my brain completely ignores them. Everything gets fuzzy and weird like in the video, but my brain just goes into my own little world or I just start thinking deeply about something and it's like the world around me stops existing.

  16. 更に、小さな音の種類でも
    ざらついた音で響いて『生理的に不快』で『苦しい』という個人差は
    体験してもらえない。

    それに、英語わかんないけど、女の子の声?ずっと話しているね。

    定型(健常者)は、その女の子の声だけを聞き取り他の音は無視ができるらしいので、

    この体験動画では、わかってもらえない。

    なぜなら、聴覚過敏はいろいろあり

  17. 脳の処理での見えかたは、
    上手く表している動画だと思います。

    突然何かが現れるとか、
    景色と人が平面的にみえるとか。
    なにかが蠢いているような。
    音や光が襲ってくるとか。

  18. I’ve probably felt like Layla. I have sensitive hearing and when people are being too loud I put my hands to my ears and if it’s too loud I’ll push harder on my ears. I’m also on the autism spectrum. I bet if you’re on it there would be a chance that you’d get overwhelmed when people are all talking at once.

  19. 英語?わたしわかんないけど、
    日本人にわからない言葉は音としてきこえる
    なので、頭ゴチャゴチャ説得力あるかも。

  20. I wanted to keep staring at the balloons. It sounds like a stupid idea because balloon pops scare me so much, but they're just so obviously there.

  21. Magnificent 7 (not the action movie) is a movie with Helena Bonham Carter is about several types of Autism.
    At some point, they show how Christopher looks around the room, I believe. That's exactly the same as how I watch things. In detail and back/forth glancing over items with details.
    I found that a pretty good movie as well.

  22. This is something that I just realized, I have mild autism but I assumed that everyone can 'tune' things out, so for example in a busy room I can hear the conversations around me and no matter how hard I try can't stop from hearing everything around me. It's extremely annoying when songs play day after day because again I can't block that sound out.

  23. I experience some of it like not being able to tune out the voices and some sounds do give me a headache and also when lots of people are in the room i feel claustrophobic

  24. This is how I relate to crowds & invasive noise as an Aspie. I even stim at church where I know everyone. Can't stand hearing too many people talking at once. All I want to do is go outside by myself or with one person I trust. Really like the blurred faces parts that is so real to me.

  25. I didn’t know there were 360 videos like this! Cool! Also the invading house thing is relatable, I have Aspergers and I can be pretty territorial.

  26. At the end it said “I think before making facial expressions” I do that, I didn’t know why, now I do. Thank you video.

  27. What exactly are normal people supposed to do with this information? Autistic people can be stressed out by normal everyday life. That is their problem. It is not the problem of normal people. Autistic people have to find some way of coping with normality, not the other way around. That is not easy.

  28. i haven't been diagnosed (it runs in my family, my son has it, i have some symptoms, not all), but i do have some form of social anxiety and this video made me so anxious, although i experience it in a different way. the main thing i feel is suffocation and i get this overwhelming urge to just GET OUT. i need to get away from everyone or just sit in a corner and just be left alone. i feel better if people ignore me, or i ignore them. it is better if i can have music to listen to, it gives me something else to focus on. i can go out in public, i mostly stay home but do like to get out in a while and i've even been to concerts and been perfectly fine, because no one was paying attention to me, but i've crumbled into tears and a heaving mess just from people walking up to me and saying hello at parties.

  29. Wow "5 things I can touch, 5 things I can see, 5 things I can hear". Thank you so much for this coping/ temporary grounding idea.

    I have never been told about or heard of this & it would've been so helpful to prevent a lot of humiliating & traumatic stressful PANIC attacks & loss of control/ shut downs I had to endure for many years in social situations.

    The only coping skills I've ever had were just to hurry & physically escape as quickly as possible (get away to the nearest restroom or hidden, DARK unpopulated area no matter WHERE I am or what is happening) or always have music with me (headphones & extra battery just in case). Thanks for this idea. ❤

  30. I have asperger's and a party is nothing like this for me. Noise can be uncomfortable, but it's not this far off. Idk if some have it like this, but this does seem a bit exaggerated. It's not easy still though.

    There's definitely a build up for me like was described in the end. I start off fine, but I get put on edge within a hour or two. Think most people's brains filter out a lot of the noise pollution which does not happen for me.

  31. is it just me that wants to know how neurotypicals hear the world? I'd be fascinated to know how it actually sounds

  32. This depiction is so accurate. My autistic son was non-verbal until 7+ when he started making the odd sound but from 10+ he started talking & one of the things he always would say ALL DAY LONG was this line: What’s that sound? What’s that sound? He says this all the time! After a while it suddenly dawned on us: he hears everything! Literally, everything. Even the fridge’s quiet buzz not only distracted him but also caused such panic that he self-harmed. Every sound WAS disturbing! He was panicky & miserable. Now, he’s totally different. He likes parties so long as the comers are mostly familiar faces in a familiar venue & if there are strangers, he’s OK as he has learnt to focus wholly, obsessively & very happily on familiar things, familiar topics & familiar faces. His various obsessions SAVE him day in, day out & he’s so changed that an unexpected sound is no longer a source of panic but of amusement. Instead of the disturbed tone “What’s that sound?” he now emits an amused “That’s a C” or “That’s an E, mama” and on seeing my bewilderment, he smiled & added, “The bell’s an E”. I feel that autistics shouldn’t be obliged to attend a party. It’s an attack on their senses & it doesn’t necessarily get easier, unless they really want to go to it. They might, like my autistic son, when it’s at a familiar venue with a small party of familiar faces well liked. Otherwise it is a real struggle.

  33. this should be more specific cause its the experience of ONE person with autism not autism as a whole

  34. I don't notice anything different about the sounds in this video. Maybe it's because I'm autistic 😂 but we actually don't see everything blurred like this all the time 😂😂😂😂

  35. No, it's worse than this. It's brighter, louder, more high pitched. Plus, the neurotypicals play loud music all the time and have plug in air fresheners, chemicals and perfumes all around. They talk constantly at you as well.

  36. People don't realize how exhausting it is for us to "compensate" for our behavior. If we don't, we are weirdos emotionless robots. But the constant act and thinking about every movement you do all the time everywhere in any situation cost an incredible amount of energy.
    I hate when they say we come with a "defective hardware" but then they expect us to work twice as hard.

  37. And I have to relearn how to stim because my parents would always make me stop stimming. Whether it was flapping, pacing, rocking, or echolalia

  38. Pretty damn close. Not diagnosed yet, but I feel all of this. Perhaps less severely than in the video. But I feel it.

  39. I don’t know if I have autism or on the spectrum but I have always been painfully shy even to this day and even with relatives I hide out in my room. Can’t stand loud talkers(or loud noises) I don’t use sheets (I’ve always been sensitive to tags and dumb things like that. I am an artist and pay attention to detail. I’ve always had friends but am fine by myself. The only way I could go out is if I had a drink or something to calm my nerves ., I’m nervous all the time and don’t sleep.. I have family members who are on the spectrum so I wouldn’t be surprised if I were too. I overthink everything as well

  40. I wish my Mom was like this. She is just deathly scared of me, even if I flap my hands a little, though I would never ever hurt anyone and I do every possible thing not to flap my hands when I'm with her, she just yells at me, and says that she can't live with me cause sometimes she catches me having meltdowns in my room.

  41. As a person with autism myself, this is… Really accurate. There's so many things I can hear, and once the volume reaches a sudden peak, I just… Can't react. I get stupefied and stand still with a dumb look on my face. That's why I wear my Earbuds all day. It reduces the volume and let's me think more clearly. That and when I play music, I can just tune out so I don't overload on noise; just a single repetitive beat that's really enjoyable.

  42. This video is brilliant and spot on. I was not diagnosed with Asperger's until a year ago (I am 57 now.) This is the stuff that really goes on inside our heads. Especially at parties. Aspies unite! Not everyone with autism will identify with every aspect of this video. Like the saying goes: If you've met one person with autism, then you've met one person with autism. Well done, Layla!

  43. my friend has autism…he sometimes acts like a jerk and sometimes acts…meh but other people who have autism dont act like that =/

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