Recently, The National Autistic Society launched their Too Much Information campaign, which aims to better educate the public about the condition and to encourage understanding for people with autism. It's a welcome intervention, as research provided by the group has found that: Only 16% of autistic people and their families think the public understand autism in a meaningful way, 79% of autistic people and 70% of family members feel socially isolated and 50% of both autistic people and family members sometimes or often don’t go out because they’re worried about how people will react to their autism.
To support #AutismTMI, Don't Panic London created the film Can You Make It End? It puts the viewer into the first-person perspective of an autistic person (played by young autistic actor Alex Marshall) and helps relay just how distressing the condition can be, particularly something like sensory sensitivity. This is the lack of filters that 'neurotypical' people have to focus on certain stimuli, which means that everyday tasks such as visiting a shopping centre can become a debilitating experience. Don't Panic London encompassed innovative sound design and dialogue with the autistic community to create an authentic, empathetic film.
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