This video gives you a glimpse into sensory sensitivity.
This does not happen to every person with Autism, no two children/adults on the spectrum have the same behaviour/sensitivity. But when you see them get frustrated in a noisy place, this might be why. When we yell, or when the tone of our voice changes even slightly – whether its sad, happy or angry – Christos knows, he picks up on it immediately. He knows when we use milk or goat milk; he knows when his tea is a different brand; he knows when his spaghetti is gluten-free; he wants certain songs to be on louder, others to be lower; he likes certain texture in clothing; a certain flavour in food. He wants to be himself; that’s all our kids want.
This is just a glimpse into the world of a fraction of people that live with Autism; don’t generalise, don’t put Autism in a box.
Don’t give into stereotyping.
Don’t intensify the stigma.
Don’t feed the monkeys.
Educate yourselves and create your own unique box.