“My daughter is on the autism spectrum” – different

Dimitris Papanikolaou “bent”: “My daughter is on the autism spectrum”

The former basketball player is moved by talking about his child

THE Dimitris Papanikolaouon the occasion of World Autism Awareness Daycelebrated today, spoke to “Smile Again!” for the autism he has while excited he made a personal confession and announced for the first time that his daughter, Aria, is also on the autism spectrum.

The former basketball player referred to his decision to announce last year on social media that he has evidence of Asperger syndrome, a disorder found in the autism spectrum.

He himself implemented UniquAll, an educational – sports program for children with special abilities, having at his side, among others, the Nikos Galiτον Giannis Antetokounbo and the MEGA.

“From September onwards, when I spoke, people gave me strength. Autism has different functionalities. I started all this because of my daughter, Aria, who is on the autism spectrum. She is a wonderful girl. This is the reason why Nikos Galis had cried. On a day like this last year, I only managed to do an instagram story. Today we share it with the whole world “said Dimitris Papanikolaou, initially obviously excited.

And he added: “Give me a second. Half a minute to take a breath… Sorry I look down σαμε we asked Aria and we judged for her good and the good of all is better to share and Aria said “yes, Dad I want you to say that”. Aria told me she wanted to say it so that they would respect her more. There are 200,000 families that still have a gap. Many things need to be done in education, with parallel support, things to be said about bowling. The reason I talked about myself and said I have autism is Aria. At one point I said “if they do to Aria that her dad has a recognizability, what will they do to someone they do not know?”. I do not want to present myself as a saint. I have made mistakes too. “I’m not perfect.”

“As parents we have an anxiety about the aftermath but you also have to prepare society. Prepare her for autism. There is no disability, many people like this word but it does not exist. It is good to inform the people, not to exclude. My wife from the first moment is a rock next to me. In many places we are at zero. Parents need to be encouraged to talk about autism just as I was encouraged to talk about my daughter. You do not know what happens in a house. Do not judge. Let us all land together because if my neighbor is not well, neither are we “said, among others, the former basketball player.

Source: newsbreak.gr


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