This week we began (barely!) our discussion about what it's like to have a sibling with autism. I'm excited to dive more in depth with this topic. I am looking forward to seeing how you connect with this topic as it could be you, one of your friends or another family member.
To begin this blog post, I have a blog post that I want you to read. We are just finishing up the effects on parents. This blog post/letter does an awesome job of showing the effects on both parents and siblings. The guilt from the parent, and the hardships of the sibling. Read it here.
Now looking totally at siblings, I would like you to listen to this NPR radio piece. I love the perspective that it presents. The sister of the boy with autism shows her frustrations as well as her love for her brother. You will hear a very sincere glimpse into her life as a sibling of someone with autism. The clip is 7 minutes long, so make sure you set the time aside to listen.
I just recently found this awesome video that a high school boy made about his relationship with his brother with autism. It definitely shows a positive side and is incredibly heartwarming.
This may not be a story about a sibling with autism, but it is a story about a disability and how a brother shows love and acceptance. As we have been and will continue to discuss, this is most important.
Finally, I want to congratulate our first
of the MONTH!
Great job, Vanida! I will be taking your picture and putting you up on the board next week!