Why do visual aids, symbols or a whiteboard incorporated into an interview or workplace help autistic individuals to process information more easily? According to mounting research, many autistic individuals process information via their Visual Cortex at the back of the brain as opposed to the Prefrontal Cortex at the front, which is typically responsible for information processing and executive function. So use of visual aids is often very useful to support autistic individuals to process information. It is important to remember that the autistic brains, as with a neurotypicals, is constantly growing and changing (neuroplasticity). Image is an artist's interpretation and not to be deemed a scientific diagram.