The sibling experience

I didn’t tackle the sibling experience in my book about the first few years of Sam’s life. I didn’t feel it was my story to tell.

Many siblings of people with autism are starting to tell their stories. Paige and, especially, Michael enjoyed one book I picked up for them several years ago, The Ride Together. Paige wrote an essay for her nonfiction class at the University of Iowa that she will workshop at the Mayborn conference.

This young man shared his heartwarming story on YouTube.

Paige’s favorite lines:

“They thought he reached his fullest potential. He proved them wrong.”

“I play the big brother in the way I look out for him, but I still look up to him.”


  1. Sharon Wilson on July 19, 2013 at 5:17 am

    “Heartwarming” doesn’t quite cover that video.

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