I am in Cyprus for two weeks. During this holiday I will be posting videos of Christos’ behaviours.
It’s unfair to ask for awareness by just writing about it. I want to show you what I mean when I say I cant sing in the car; his daily routines; a tantrum; the repetition. If you find it uncomfortable then it’s working, keep watching and keep in mind, this isn’t out of the ordinary. This is every day, this is what it’s really like to live with
someone with Autism. This is what Christos is like.Don’t feel uncomfortable, don’t stop watching, don’t feel pity; just learn.
This tantrum started because Christos didn’t want to brush his teeth. As you know, brushing teeth is big in the Perera household (Attack of the Toothbrush). The tantrum lasted for 10-15 minutes and this is a video of it almost ending. It’s difficult to record an entire one 1. because they go one for quite a while and 2. because there’s so much going on that a camera is the last thing on my mind.
This is Christos, he is saying “Papa agkalia” which means “Dad hug”, he is also pretending to cry and telling us that he is crying (“Kleo”).