Perspective

 
 

About the project...

"Asperger's syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Autism is often described as a 'spectrum disorder' because the condition affects people in many different ways and to varying degrees. Asperger's is mostly a 'hidden disability'. This means that you can't tell that someone has the condition from their outward appearance. People with Asperger's can find it hard to read the signals that most of us take for granted. This means they find it more difficult to communicate and interact with others which can lead to high levels of anxiety and confusion." - http://www.autism.org.uk/

The idea of perspective was to map the emotions experienced by a person with aspergers over a single day. Each spread displays a different 'symptom' of aspergers, and the levels of stress and anxiety that occur when this 'symptom' is experienced. The coloured lines throughout the book represent how long these different 'symptoms' affect the person throughout the day. This was based on the experiences of one person, as aspergers is a spectrum disorder so it affects everyone differently. I felt the need to create this book to display just how stressful basic daily activities can be for someone with aspergers. What might be a boring, everyday task to you might be something that causes anxiety for another; it's all about perspective. 

Always be kind to others, you never know what they might be going through.