Windows into a Sibling’s Mind and Heart
June 27, 2011
My younger brother, Willie, has autism. That means I need to keep my eyes open for sudden windows into my brother’s mind and heart. I know better than to expect logical responses or explanations, but I keep trying.
The Autism Society shares your stories about living with autism because there is value in learning from one another, and inspiring and supporting one another through our respective, various experiences. You can read more stories at the Living with Autism section of the Autism Society website. For even more autism journeys, meet us in Orlando for the Autism Society’s 42nd Conference and Exhibition. Register here! Here are examples of some of the personal, introspective sessions that will take place:
My Life with Autism
This presentation explores the multiple challenges that many with autism experience on a daily basis as well as gives insight into uneven social/emotional development. I will share how I have learned to be a self-teacher and work through barriers to obtain self-gains.
Sondra K. Williams, adult with autism
Speaking for Ourselves: Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Panel
This is the 21st year of the Speaking for Ourselves panel in which four individuals share their experience of autism/Asperger's. This is an opportunity for you to hear about their struggles and victories, and to applaud their personal growth. Each year, new individuals are chosen to give them a chance to be in the spotlight and gain confidence in expressing themselves in a supportive atmosphere. Come join us to cheer them on!
Julie A. Donnelly, Ph.D.
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