In honor of the month of April, long-time AutismSpot friend and cheerleader, Maureen Bordelon, has offered to share some guest blog posts with us from her Autism Hat Rack. Last week, Maureen's Good Luck Hat post about receiving a diagnosis and a little "good luck" as she was pushed out the door of the pediatrician's office, really hit home with many of our readers; I encourage you to read it if you haven't yet. Today, I'm pleased to share another amazing guest post from Maureen - this one about siblings and how their lives are changed as they grow up with affected siblings. Enjoy!
The Siblings' Hat
By Maureen Bordelon
This is not a Hat I wear, but hats our children wear for their little brother. I could go on and on about how proud I am of our children - all three, but things are best said in the words of a child.
A few years back, Kent Potter, founder of AutismSpot.com, interviewed our two older kids on camera, Gregory (age 12 at the time) and Danielle (age 6 at the time) for the site. (Note: Both kids have asked me to clarify that this video took place before braces and retainers!) Kent asked the kids about having a brother with Autism and what is was like. The goal was to share with other Autism siblings so they could relate to each other.