I Have a Sibling With Autism

A group for anyone who has a sibling with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ie: Asperger's Syndrome, PDD, Rett Syndrome) 437 People

    I fear I've ruined my sister.

    I have the typical psychological build of someone who's younger sister has autism. (I fear my growing up with my sister, only a year younger than me, was instrumental in the anxiety disorder I've developed). In high school instead of sitting with her when she was by herself, I...
    IsntHeSweet IsntHeSweet
    22-25, M
    Mar 20, 2014
    airfo1984 airfo1984
    31-35, M
    Jun 28, 2015

    It Can Be Hard Sometimes

    Peter is 13 and has high-functioning autism with oppositional difficulties. His mental age is about 8 or 9. Most of the time, Peter is a very sweet little boy. However, Peter can't control his anger. When he gets angry he blows up, not caring who he hurts. He screams, kicks...
    baconANDmeg baconANDmeg
    16-17, F
    Jan 11, 2011

    My little brother has autism.

    He's five, and we live by rules. It's a chore to take him to school, but we've got so many people helping us. He's only mild, not severe. I love him for who he is.
    ShainaNichole ShainaNichole
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    My sister. I love her very much.

    She is older than me but she has the life and the thinking of a 3 year old girl. My mom takes constant care of her and it really hurts me when she tells me how society treats her like leper...like garbage even. My please to you is to think how you treat disabled people like that...
    rockstin87 rockstin87
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    I don't know alot of ppl with autistic siblings,

    so hopefully i could find someone here? My older brother has autistic spectrum disorder. I cant really have normal conversations with him with full sentences and stuff, but we communicate with concise words, and sometimes, weird stares. He's pretty big and strong, so it gets...
    fayrenheit fayrenheit
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014


    really talk but when he dos WOW and ssssssooooooooooooo funny i love him to death he is the diffintion of hope and joy and he is my brother. theoutland aka the king of messes
    theoutland theoutland
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 15

    My Young Older Brother With Autism

    I'm not really one for writing a whole essay in one shot and I've had trouble finding active forums so for all I know this one's dead too, but i'll give it a brief try regardless. I'm 21 and my older brother is 26. He has autism and we happen to share a birthday coincidentally...
    stevemoses stevemoses
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2013

    My nephew is high on the spectrum,

    he is non verbal. Goes to a "special" school and is incredibly smart. Though the average person would consider his ticks and behavior unusual at times. Most people severely underestimate just how clever he is and he tends use it to his advantage and he will escape from...
    kbzg kbzg
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 13, 2014

    I Have A Sibling With Autism

    I have a sibling with autism. Actually, correction: I have three siblings with autism. I have three brothers one older and two younger. Ages 22, 14, and 12. Ages 22 and 14 are severely retarded and my younger brother is autistic but basically isn't totally out of control. I love...
    doctorwhofan1998 doctorwhofan1998
    16-17, F
    7 Responses Nov 15, 2013

    Its really hard to get along with my sister.

    she is high functioning but she cant handle people telling her what to do. Ugh. Does anyone else have someone with autism in their life?
    gradyjellyneck gradyjellyneck
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    My Brother

    My now 10 year old brother has high-functioning autism. I don't see this as a negative, it is a part of what makes him who he is. Sure, there are some days when life with him is difficult, but I wouldn't try to change him. He is an avid reader, Lego-builder and movie watcher...
    ElliotsArmy ElliotsArmy
    18-21, F
    5 Responses May 24, 2013

    his name is maison!!!

    !! he is 16 years ld!! ! he loves frogs A LOT. he loves music a lot. he wants to be a musicians or a music teacher. he loves me a lot... im his hero. ^..___..^ he loves a lot... but only some people. he has weird things he does. he has learning difficulties but he is trying to...
    nixf1 nixf1
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    My older brother, Nick,

    now 23, has severe autism. He is a caring, sensitive, kind and can be adorable at times. He has the mind of 5 or 6 year old but he's learning some things. He is a huge fan of Disney, and has a collection of Disney movies and shorts stretching back to, maybe, the thirties. My...
    zachlabodz zachlabodz
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015

    My baby sister ,who is 19 has autism.

    ... I love her so much ! She means alot to me, I wouldn't even want to imagine my life without her
    lovelee83 lovelee83
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 4

    My brother and sister

    both have autism and my brother also has mental health issues, ADHD, dyslexia and epilepsy, as their big sister I hate seeing them upset because someone has made fun of them, so anyone that hates people with special needs just gtf
    xkatiexhardyx xkatiexhardyx
    13-15, F
    Jun 5, 2015

    my younger sister, 13,

    has adhd, dyslexia, dyspraxia, severe learning disabilities, and autism. she still plays with toys (pepper pig, ploymobile, ect.) because she has such a low mental age (around 3/4 years). she is very clingy to my youngest sister (9) because she has a closer mental age to her...
    pandoraspromise pandoraspromise
    16-17, F
    Aug 24, 2014

    I love her. She can't help the things she does.

    But knowing that doesn't make it any easier. I feel like a mother. My moms not here enough. I don't want to have children. I want to one day, finally live my own life.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    living with an autistic sibling is by far the

    hardest thing I've had to do. but also the funniest. my life would be so boring with my brother/best friend/pain in my ***
    br00k3y br00k3y
    18-21, F
    Nov 7, 2014

    You guys I seem to have a problem I have an

    autistic cousin so we're not brother and sister but I have a problem and I'm hoping maybe I can get some advice on this About a year ago I had to move in with my aunt she has a 22-year-old autistic son me and him get along just fine 95% of the time but the other 5% is pure hell...
    Somechick47 Somechick47
    18-21, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    Living With My Austic Brother

    i am 17 and i have a brother who is almost 13 who has pdd/nos( very mild austim) i love him to death and hes my best friend and i would do anything for him. hes great at school with the expection of math, and he loves to read. and most of the time his teachers who are supposed to...
    slagle slagle
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2009

    I have a younger brother,

    with Autism. He is still at a young age and it is very difficult. He has behavioural problems, and simple things such as going out or shopping we can't do because of him. He will refuse to leave the house and stay on his ipad, he only eats a selection of food and is very violent...
    lostmyselftodepression lostmyselftodepression
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 7

    I hate my sister. It's a bad thing to say

    but I hope she dies (I would never admit that in real life to people). She was the reason I missed out on spending time with my parents, the reason I was made fun of in primary school and to this day humiliates me when I want to go out and have friends, but have to make...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    I am 4 years older than him,

    and have spent his entire life, changing mine around for his. I've never really coped well with him and his needs, but he has progressivly gotten worse. He is high functioning autistic (Aspergers), and is constantly causing problems within my household. I have another brother...
    haleywithaheadache haleywithaheadache
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    Life is getting very unstable.

    I am a 15 year old girl and my 11 year old brother has autism. It's mild. He was diagnosed at 3 and my parents tired to enrol him in mainstream schools but obviously that didn't work out. It wasn't until he was about 7 that a normal school actually agreed to work with him in...
    hello23456099879797 hello23456099879797
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 14

    Hi, my names Jen and I have a younger brother

    with autism. I'm 16 and he is 6 almost 7. Everyone loves him which comforts me a lot but the thing is, he is different from other kids and I'm scared of how they might treat him in primary and secondary school. I have had depression before and im now a lot better, but I don't...
    Jjeenn6049 Jjeenn6049
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2015

    Looking For Help!

    Hello!My name is Jessica. I am finishing up my senior psychology seminar and I am writing a literature review on ASD'S, and the effects they have on siblings. I have found some great research but I would love to include an interview with a sibling of a child who has an ASD. If...
    Jess23893 Jess23893
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

    Autism Speaks Will Receive a 50ยข Donation Each Time This Video Is Watched!

    I posted this in the discussion board already, but I wanted to spread the word even more, so I'm sharing it as a story! I found this really sweet Autism music video online set to the song "World" by Five for Fighting. Each time this video is watched in its entirety, the band...
    DramaMusicGeek DramaMusicGeek
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Sep 10, 2007

    I Have An Autistic Sister, and I Feel Alone..

    I have a sister with autism and her name is Lauren. She's a day from a year apart from me meaning if she was born a day later, she would have the same birthday as me, except a year later. We're teens now and I've lived with her having autism since she was diagnosed at 3 years old...
    amguzzy amguzzy
    18-21, F
    14 Responses Jun 24, 2009

    My Younger Brother Has Autism

    Hiya :D Im 23 and i have a 10 year old brother. not my first younger sibling, but the first of my "baby siblings and my first brother. when he was approx 18 months old he was diagnosed with autism, pin-pointed to aspergers. when he was about 10 months old, my mum who was ...
    ElectroGirlie ElectroGirlie
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Apr 20, 2010

    I Have a Lovely Sister

     My sister and I are closer than anyone else in our family. She is autistic and I grew up being her defender against the uglier side of human nature. We are both in our forties and see each other regularly. She is social, playful, sensitive and expressive. She keeps me in...
    mierje mierje
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2008

    It's extremely sad for me ,

    to find out my brother at 2years was diagnosed with autism and delay. I know there's someone to blame :(, I'm so angry I feel like I did this. I'm upset inside. I always keep a good front but I'm dieing inside. I don't talk to my parents bout this. My brother has changed a...
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

    My Younger Brother

    I have a little brother who is autistic and he is 8, I am 17. My family has been through some up and downs throughout the years with my brother being put on medication then trying a different kind to being retested. My brother is very into video games, he loves xbox 360 and is...
    basketball1414 basketball1414
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 14, 2012

    I love my 8 year old sister.

    She is so perfect and special to me. I can't think of any one in the world I love more!
    deleted deleted
    Jun 20, 2015


    Sunny is my little sister. (Yes I know storm and sunny make our parents sound like hippies but they are not I assure you) Well, she lives with me currently. She used to just vist but, now she is staying :D She is the most amazing girl in the world! She is 16 And autistic. She...
    Emoskittlezrockz Emoskittlezrockz
    18-21, F
    22 Responses Feb 12, 2011

    I have never had a life

    where there was no autism. I was born into it, him two years older than me, so growing up I didn't understand fully. But I did understand that my parents couldn't spend as much time with me as they wanted too, that I was never going to be taken on big fancy holidays abroad or I...
    HelloHelloHello21 HelloHelloHello21
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    I have a brother who sadly has sever autism.

    when he was about 2 years old my parents noticed he was acting a lot more different than all the other children he'd be around, he wouldn't play like a normal child would or interact in any way. At the age of 3 he was taken in for some testing to see what was happening to him...
    Gabs1997 Gabs1997
    18-21, T
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    My brother who's Autistic is named Gage.

    So if any of you lovely folks end up reading more of my posts, you'll know who I'm talking about. He's almost 13 years old, just started junior high and is becoming quite the handful. For those who know what you get when you mix teenage rebellion with a lack of state of mind...
    haribohero haribohero
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

    Hello there. I have autism

    and my older sister has aspergers. I was wondering if anyone wanted to speak with me and be friends. :) I know it can be hard living with people who are autistic, and I have read a experience about wishing a autistic person to die. I don't like swearing, but natasharose...
    TheNameIAlwaysWanted TheNameIAlwaysWanted
    16-17, T
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2015

    My Precious Little Brother

    My brother was only two years old when he was diagnosed with autism, speech dyslexia, and adhd. He is now 12 years old and will be able to attend school until is 22 years old. Although he goes to school he is unable to communicate verbally due to his autism and speech dyslexia...
    IamJody IamJody
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

    My Brother Has Asperger's

    M y brother also has Asperger's. He is 3 years older than me, but I have been helping to take care of him as long as I can remember. He wasn't properly diagnosed until he was 14, since Asperger's wasn't even really known much before that. I have always felt that I had to be the...
    sernamoon sernamoon
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Apr 24, 2008

    I have a younger brother

    who is 5 and he has autism it isn't that bad but it can get quite annoying. He screams and shouts, he pulls my hair, hits me too. I really love him and I feel quite sorry for him too. When he was born, he had surgery because of a problem with his heart right after that did we...
    lostmyselftodepression lostmyselftodepression
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    You guys I seem to have a problem I have an

    autistic cousin so we're not brother and sister but I have a problem and I'm hoping maybe I can get some advice on this About a year ago I had to move in with my aunt she has a 22-year-old autistic son me and him get along just fine 95% of the time but the other 5% is pure hell...
    Somechick47 Somechick47
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    Bro Vinnie

    i have a brother called vincent he has profound autism, he is nineteen years old now, spitting image of me, he has never spoken since he was two years old, we don't see him as any different to anyone else its something we grew up with, there has been hard times but its pretty...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2008

    My Younger Brother Has Autism

    No it's not a 'disease' you can catch. And no- you can't die from it. There is no 'look' to autism. Anyone can have autism. You may have it, yet you might not even know it. My mum broke down in front of me when we heard the news. That was hard because, I'm supposed to be the...
    chezsa012 chezsa012
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2012
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