Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.*
We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges.
A combination of genetic and environmental factors influence the development of autism, and autism often is accompanied by medical issues such as: Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, Seizures and Sleep disturbances.
Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children.
Many people with autism also have sensory issues. These can include aversions to certain sights, sounds and other sensations.
What’s it’s like to have a bother with autism
Spencer, the younger brother wrote a caption on the video:
“Hey guys, here with a short video I made about what it is like for me to have an older brother with autism, I hope you enjoy it and see how blessed I am to have Mitchel as my brother. I love him to death and I want everyone to see how awesome our bond is!
*note, every case of autism is different some more severe than others, not every autistic person is like my brother. This video speaks on behalf of my personal relationship with my brother.”
Many people (even some I know) will be ashamed to tell that they have an autistic brother in the first place. They would rather be “a single child” in front of others than to explain that they have autistic brother/sister.
Many people don’t know that having a brother or sister is a blessing, and you will both help each other every time when you stumble upon the harsh things in life. It’s the one person you go to when things go bad. Also, it’s the one person that you visit to have a great time and recall past memories and laugh like crazy.
Now, it turns out for Spencer (the younger brother) things weren’t planned as usual. He has an autistic brother.
But Spencer is a positive guy! He saw all that he liked about his brother, and avoided things that he didn’t like. He made an incredible video about it.
When you see, all we need to do with other people is like Spencer did with his brother. It doesn’t have to be someone with disorder.
Make sure to follow Spencer on Youtube!
Watch this incredible video bellow:
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