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Having an Older Brother with Autism

Continuing our efforts to help promote autistic awareness month, we thought it was important to separate from the facts and figures that can surround the disorder and look at a real-life human story that we can connect to on an emotional level.

It’s very easy to get wrapped up in the data and statistics about a disorder. Sometimes it’s good to connect these big ideas and concepts of a disorder with a real-life case of how living with Autism differs. We found the following video quite touching about the relationship a young man has with his older brother with Autism. Instead of having an attitude of struggle or victimhood, these boys seem to share a special bond and embrace the challenges of the disorder while discussing the personality traits that his Austistic brother had that make him a great friend.