Sunday, 15 April 2012
Cameron, 6 with autism and his little brother Tyler, 4 without autism, both know that Cameron is autistic. They both know that he can do some things better than Tyler and that Tyler can do some things better than Cameron.
They both know that Cameron doesn’t react well to gluten.
Aside from that though, they don’t see what the big deal is.
They’re kids. They play with their toys, they watch cartoons, they love McDonald’s PlayPlace… and they have their separate loves too. Cameron loves video games and books/stories while Tyler likes arts and crafts.
But really, autism isn’t what separates them nor is it what brings them together. To them, it’s just autism.
And really, isn’t that how it should be?
I asked both of them to tell the world what they think about autism… Cameron answered first, then Tyler, being the adorable little brother he is, basically mimicked his older brother but with his own little spin on it.
Sure they’re little and have a lot to learn but for the most part, I think they have it right.