What it’s Like to Have a Sibling with Autism.

Grace is the daughter of a friend from college. I’m not surprised Ruth has such an incredible daughter, but I wasn’t prepared for a piece as eloquent as this. If you “like” this post, please do so on Grace’s page.

By the way, the theme I’m using now incorrectly credits me with writing this post. All the credit goes to Grace!!

11 Replies to “What it’s Like to Have a Sibling with Autism.”

  1. I haven’t read Grace’s post yet, but must commend you for sharing it. I went through a lot raising my kids and it was especially challenging for my daughter having brothers on the spectrum. Thankfully, as adults there is much more understanding between my children. I was very lucky.

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    1. Judy, I thought of your daughter when I saw this post. Grace is very honest and I think you’ll appreciate what she has to say. If I remember correctly, your daughter is younger than your boys, just as Grace is younger than her brother. I think that plays into it, as well.

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      1. My daughter was in the middle, and I do believe that made it much harder for her.
        Her older brothers meltdowns were scary and her younger brother broke all her favorite toys. It was impossible at times for me to soothe her.

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          1. Me, too, Belinda! One of the hardest times was coping with my kids as teenagers. My daughter had unrelenting headaches and couldn’t finish high school. My parents moved in because my mom was very sick and my dad overwhelmed. My youngest son was being pushed aside by the school district. I really wonder how I got through it. Perhaps that’s why music rescued me.
            I’m taking all three of them on this trip next week and I am hoping to celebrate how different things are now with them together! I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

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    1. I think her experiences with her brother put her ahead of many of her peers in compassion and acceptance. It helps that her mom is a strong and honest woman!


    1. I can only imagine…did you go to Grace’s blog (the young woman who wrote the post)? You may want to contact her about resources. Her mom, Ruth, has done some advocacy work for individuals with autism. Between the two of them they may have some suggestions.


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