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.
Autism isn’t a disability, it is a difference in character.
Christos is just like any other boy – he likes tickling, making jokes and throwing mum off her floatie. Or just enjoying the pool on a hot day, at 16.30; not earlier , not later.
He also likes to help in the supermarket. While we are browsing and shopping, Christos will find any item that is out of place and put it back neatly. Here he is helping his nan: