I Have a Brother With Autism

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    Shame

    He will sit there at the dinner table, nervous. His head will jolt back and forth, he will rock himself into a trance, and he pops all the bones in his damp hands for hours, all at the same time. He makes grimaces and repeats the same phrases over and over and over. "I'm going to...
    Silvershy Silvershy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

    My Little Brother

    My brother is 14 now, and was diagnosed with autism when he was about 3 years old. Since I'm barely 3 years older, the time it took my parents to find a way to deal with him has been an extremely hard one for me when I was younger. I wasn't used to nearly all their attention...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2008

    Back in '97 when I was almost four my baby

    brother was born. This would be something that you would expect to change your life, but I had no clue. I remember him ignoring his toys to watch the ceiling fans. I remember my mom, so young at the time trying to do all she knew to comfort a child that recoiled from her touch...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014

    My Brother

    I have a brother with autism, and at some times it is very difficult. What with the school not wanting to help him, and the kids bullying him, and the teachers not doing anything, I don't know what to do. Unfortunately, he is 4 1/2 years younger than me, so we are in different...
    dreamreal369 dreamreal369
    16-17
    Sep 27, 2011

    I'm the oldest of three.

    I'm 17, my sisters 15, and our brother is 12. He was born in February of 2003. He's a sweetheart. He was diagnosed around the age of 3, which was considered a late diagnosis. His doctor refused to diagnose him and said that he was just retarded. We took him somewhere else, where...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    My brother has always been different.

    He gets agitated easily and when he does, he bites down on his tongue and hums loudly and monotonously, all the while beating himself with his fists. Sometimes he smacked the sides of his head, sometimes it was his stomach, mostly he hit his thighs. He shakes his hands too, and...
    Breizh Breizh
    22-25, F
    Jun 5, 2014

    I have two older brothers.

    The oldest is moved out and engaged with a one year old daughter. The middle is my autistic brother. For the beginning part of my life ( i'm 17 ) , i was the happiest kid ever. if i'm being honest i was probably too spoiled for my own good. i threw fits over toys and tattled on...
    brixjordan brixjordan
    18-21, F
    Jan 10, 2014

    My Autistic Brother, Rhys

    I'm Carys, a 14 year old from Cornwall, UK. My 10 year old brother Rhys has always been 'different'. He's always been slower learning simple tasks compared to other children and has always had problems socialising. He's never been able to interact with other people 'normally...
    CarysHill CarysHill
    13-15, F
    Sep 15, 2012

    Kennedy.....my Special Lil Bro

    my Little bro Kennedy is 13.he is also autistic.he was diagnosed when he was 2 yrs old.hes my best friend.i love him more than anyone.he gets me.i have watched him grow up and watched him go through hell and back but hes still the strongest person i know.hes the sunshine in...
    SweetAntagony SweetAntagony
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2008

    He Had a Seizure

    My brother is 17, I 14. Just earlier today my brother was at the computer. Me, my mom, and my sister where on the bed watching T.V. All of a sudden my brothers face goes all read and he falls sideways, my mother exclaimed that he is having a seizure. While I just curl up in a...
    bookclub bookclub
    13-15, F
    Sep 24, 2009

    My 21 Year Old Brother

    My brother has autism but it's not bad autism. He can completely live a normal life but when it comes to socializing that's where it really shows for him. My brother is 21 years old now and I'm only 16. I can't help but think that he went through school with very little friends...
    Jenbuggy Jenbuggy
    22-25, F
    Nov 7, 2013

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