Going on a interview is enough to give any job seeker sweaty palms and racing thoughts.
But for many autistic people, busy office environments, complicated questions and high-stakes can cross from expected nerves to sensory overload — and lost opportunity due to lack of understanding.
The interviewing process simply wasn’t created with autistic people in mind.
A new PSA called “Could You Stand The Rejection?” shows this in action, allowing viewers to step into the shoes of an autistic person on a job interview. Inundated by bright lights, vague questions and judgmental glares, the situation quickly intensifies into an overwhelming experience of sensory overload. Read more…