There is growing awareness that sensory experiences are different in autism. However, different doesn’t mean worse.
Many recent reports show people with autism doing better than those without the condition on visual and auditory tasks. For example, compared with typical people, those with autism spot more continuity errors in videos and are much more likely to have perfect pitch.
Read on about how higher perceptual capacity can be both a strength and a challenge for those with autism in Spectrum’s latest article.