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Autism TMI Virtual Reality Experience


Sometimes, autistic people become overloaded by everything around them. That can make the outside world feel like a terrifying place. And for their families, all the looks, judgements and tuts make it feel like a lonely and isolated place. That’s why we’ve created a virtual reality experience in collaboration with autistic adults and children. So you can feel every single sight, every single sound, every single stare they endure on a simple trip to the shopping centre. So stay calm, take a breath and make sure your headphones are plugged in.

What Works Well

This video provides the viewer a very mundane, daily view of life with an autism spectrum point of view, allowing for relatable moments of understanding for those without the same cognition.


  • Education
  • Health Professions


aspergers, autism, behavior, cognition, difference, emotional, human development, informal learning, simulation, spectrum


The National Autistic Society

Level of Guidance

What does this mean?

The Level of Guidance indicates how much the creator has imbued the video with a sense of at what the viewer should be looking.

For instance, a Level 1 video would mean that the camera has been left in place while life happens around it, allowing you, as the viewer, to simply observe. A Level 2 video might incorporate subtle visual, textual or audible hints or simple transitions. A Level 3 video would rely on a handful of hints and transition. A Level 4 video would employ multiple hints and dialogue. And a Level 5 video would rely on all of the above as well as a narrative arc that pushes the viewer forward.

Another way of looking at this would be how much production went into the video if you are considering making one of your own like it.


Watch in Class

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