Our marketing manager, Sarah, talking about having an autistic sibling for National Siblings Day
When I was nine years old my brother was born. I was so excited to be a big sister and I remember going to visit him in the hospital, he was so tiny, and I instantly had this overwhelming feeling to protect him from any harm and that is no different now on National Siblings day in 2019.
He’s all grown up now, he’s 6ft tall, 22 years old and is living with Asperger Syndrome. Asperger Syndrome is a developmental disorder that can make it harder for those affected to interact with others in a social environment.
The condition is an autism spectrum disorder, meaning those with Asperger Syndrome may exhibit different levels of symptoms. Approximately 37 million people globally are affected by Asperger Syndrome although it can be difficult to diagnose, my brother was not diagnosed until he was 13 years old.