Many autism parents wish they could look inside the minds of their child and get a glimpse of what’s going on.
This video, created by Marisabel Fernandez and Alexander Bernard, gives viewers an opportunity to do just that. Its name is “Listen.”
Created for their senior thesis at Ringling College of Art and Design, Fernandez and Bernard aimed to portray the mind and life of a girl with nonverbal autism.
And it’s incredibly powerful. No wonder it won first place in the 2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards!
But before you go ahead and hit play, I want to give you a word of warning…
I myself have never been diagnosed with autism, but I do tend to be a lot more sensitive to sensory input than most people. Watching this video stressed me out. For that reason, if you are on the spectrum yourself and have sensory sensitivities, you might just want to skip watching this video altogether.
Want to see more videos that look through the eyes of a child on the spectrum? Check out this one created by the National Autistic Society!
A. Stout received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing through Grand Valley State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2015. In addition to being a passionate autism advocate, she is a member of various fandoms, a study abroad alumna, and an animal lover. She dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world someday.