What it’s like to have a brother with autism (video)

A neat video by a college kid, Spencer Timme, about what it’s like to have an autistic older brother.


As Spencer notes, there are people with autism who have much more severe symptoms than his brother Mitchel. My nephew is one of them.

It’s a beautiful, inspiring video.

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6 Responses to “What it’s like to have a brother with autism (video)”

  1. Kay Stapleton says:

    I am so glad you did this. I have a sister who is mentally handicapped and one day I am going to tell our story. She has made me who I am and I have dedicated my life to people with “all abilities I also work in the field of Special Education. I really enjoyed your story! My sister turns 50 this year and believe me we will pull out the pizza and sparkling grape juice. This video will touch many lives and hearts. God bless you both.

  2. Jane says:

    This was fantastic, I have 2 sons, one with aspergers, so I appreciate this video more than you know!!!

  3. Kate60456 says:

    I teach children with autism and every single one of my students with autism brings me joy everyday. This is the reason I continue to teach. And please remember do not ever underestimate their potential, because each child has so much to offer.

  4. Quilla says:

    Incredible kids. Incredible parents.

  5. mind experiment says:

    What a great video. I can relate, having an older brother with paranoid schizophrenia. I especially liked the music playing in the background. I’m a huge Radical Face fan, and have their most recent album in my car at this very moment. ^^

  6. medium lebowski says:

    Oh! People can be so good! My brother-in-law had Downs, and was a super wonderful guy to have around.

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