I had an interesting experience today when using virtual reality. I certainly believe virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift and Augmented Reality like Google Glass will cause new problems for people with special needs, including people with autism. They also show a great deal of potential to help people with special needs by making programs that give them scenarios they would encounter in the real world and try to figure out what emotion the person has in the virtual world.
I spent most of the day on my autistic focus, obsession, gift, whatever you want to call it. I’ve found the best way to deal with it is by having multiple projects running at one time, so I put 100 percent into each one but jump between them, so I don’t get too obsessed. It’s my attempt at being normal and not losing my mind by just having one project I am obsessing on.
I don’t have any great advice today, but maybe I will tomorrow.