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What a Job Interview Is Like for People With Autism

Job interview jitters are fairly common. However, people on the autism spectrum may struggle more with the interview process than most, as shown in a new video by the U.K.’s National Autistic Society.

The video walks viewers through the job interview experience for someone with autism. “Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain,” explains the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego’s School of Medicine. “People with autism show decreased social communication skills and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviors or interests.”

It opens with an applicant waiting in the reception area and getting distracted by the TV, telephone, and other noises as he waits. This person apparently has sensitivity to noise, which can be associated with autism.