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Dealing with an autistic brother

I have a 14-year-old brother with autism, and I know he has to go through hard stuff, but I honestly can’t stand him. He...
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dear actress2b_<3 im an aspie 2 i felt the same way i posted a simular cament on a different article i gues some people *cough* girls life *cough* are just that ignorant

by dustyrose on 8/21/2013 12:01:46 AM


Autism is not a mental disease or an epidemic, contrary to what the greedy moneygrabbers at autism speaks say. i found out that a "charity" is really a hate group, and the worst part is MY FAMILY DONATED TO THEM!!!! They think a cure is a good idea.

i wouldn't mid curing the sensory overload parts, but if you take autism out of a person, you wobn't get that same person back. you'll just have a normal person rather than the girl who is in accerlatd and pre-ap classes, writes for the school newspaper, co-advised the paper last year after saving it from disapearing, gets obsessed with whatever cause she is working on until she makes a change for the better, gets multiple songs stuck in her head at once, solves friends' offstage drama (unless her ideas are rejected), has enough quirks to be a fictional character,was nice enough to send an apology note for an incident involing listening to gossip, AND happens to have asperger syndrome.

Nothing about us without us!!

by actress2b_<3 on 12/21/2010 8:36:18 PM


MOD sorry to ask i feel stupied asking bt whats autistic??



Hey girly! You shouldn't feel stupid at all. Check out this article for the facts on autism Smile


Becca G.

by LOVENCANDY13 on 10/17/2010 7:00:40 PM


I have a brother with a disability and I know everything is hard for him. But I would never change a thing about him cuz I love him to bits.

by Dancerox12653 on 10/13/2010 10:41:51 PM


hey it might be touhg but u just have to tell yourself its not his falt and it chould have been you.

by ashleedaniels on 9/26/2010 2:51:57 PM


message me. I have the same exact problem. My brother is autistic too so I know what you're going though.

by yellow_mariah on 9/8/2010 6:35:25 PM


hey girlie, hang in there Laughing

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by devilishJ on 9/7/2010 6:06:21 PM


i have met kids with autism, its hard to understand where they are coming from and how they think. just hang in there Smile

by dogluver82 on 9/6/2010 9:51:28 PM


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by chicka678 on 9/3/2010 12:50:39 PM


Hey Girlies! Need advice on:
> Boys
> Fashion
> School
> Friends
> Family
> Makeup
> Puberty
> Siblings
> Fights
> Hair
> Bullying
> Music (Piano, violin, viola, cello, and singing)
> Figure Skating
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> Mean girls
> Starting Middle School
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Come to my profile I will answer your question ASAP! I will post answers to your profile, and if its not publicly visible, to mine. I love to give advice and am happy to help!


by chicka678 on 9/3/2010 12:50:16 PM


Hey girlies! i want to know your favorite song of all time!! so post it on my profile haha thanks ;)

by Kristin95 on 9/1/2010 10:40:21 PM


I also have a uncle with schizophrenia, but he has the kind where you hear things. I love him and sometimes wwish I could help him but, it mostly has to do with him helping himself.

by Amber22 on 8/29/2010 11:39:54 PM


i know the exact feeling. I have a distant cuz who lives across the country and he has had some mental dissabilaties/issues and he visits only once a year but that once a year is still enough to get everyone all stressed out. Best of luck girl. my heart goes out to ya!

by kenz13 on 8/29/2010 9:12:01 PM


I have that problem too sometimes with my sister. It's not her fault, it is autism's fault. It is just because they cannot communicate the way we do so in order for someone to pay attention to them they do whatever they can. They don't attack you for no good reason(I know i tried to use that excuse to my mom plenty of times). They are just trying to communicate to you because they don't know how to do it appropriately. I just think it isn't them, its the brain damage. People were not treating my sister ( the teachers we not trained with her severity of autism) like a person so my Mom now has to home school her. Life is tough for us the siblings but it is much harder for that person with autism.To understand it better, do some research. (I didn't have to because my whole life my mom has dedicated to raising money for research and understanding autism so everyday we are lectured about it). Life will go on and love your sibling, they are people too! Smile

by pinksocca95 on 8/29/2010 5:41:30 PM


i hav a similar prob with my sis. she's got a issue called apburgers, witch is a really mild version of autisum. she's crazy too but what i do is let her do her thing and try to tell her how she should act so she learns.

by ahackbardt on 8/29/2010 4:08:50 PM


MODERATOR!!!!!!!!!!!! My older brother gets drunk every weekend. I'm really worried about him. I don't want him to be drunk and driving. I know my brother is an adult, but I'm worried about him even though we don't talk much! What should I do? Please hide this if you can! Thanks!!

Hey girl,

If your brother is an adult and can make his own decisions, ultimately you have to trust that he is taking care of himself. But that doesn't mean you can't tell him how you feel! Just let him know sometime {when he isn't drunk} that, even if you don't talk too much, you still love him and care about him. Tell him that you really value him in your life and you're so grateful he's your brother, so you just want to make sure he is safe and looks out for himself. Something as simple as that could make him act more responsibly next time - he might still like to go out on the weekends, but the drinking/driving combo seems less worth it when you know other people are counting on you to do what's right.
Lauren C.

by iloverocknroll on 8/29/2010 3:10:03 PM


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by XxClairexX1187 on 8/27/2010 2:58:39 PM


Hey girls! Come check out my profile (with over 1,000 comments) if you need some advice, or just someone to talk toSmile I'll get back to you within a day or two. Thanks!


by chlojo98 on 8/27/2010 12:31:05 PM


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by summerlover0116 on 8/22/2010 5:50:42 PM


i'm sorry about that. but still think really harsh to wish that he wasn't your brother. HE'S YOUR BROTHER. i know it must be tough. but still i think that's pretty cruel.

by aqua girl on 8/22/2010 12:53:43 AM


i have a 2 year old sister with autism, shes the most beautiful little girl i have ever seen <3 you sam

by emmytwilightlover97 on 8/22/2010 12:12:58 AM


Hey Smile so I have been acting since the first grade. I'm 13 now, and I've been thinking about it for a while now, and I think I *MIGHT* want to try modeling. I have no idea how to start.
My parents have been totally supportive of everything I've done so far. They love that I do acting, etc. But I'm nervous that when I say, "I want to try modeling" they will assume things.
I genuinely want to be a model for the modeling itself, not for popularity or anything shallow.
How do I tell my parents?
Thank you so much <3

Hey girlie, find a time when they are not stressed and in a hurry and tell them your plans and why your so passion about it and ask if they will be supportive.  
Paige T.

by myheartsonthestage on 8/21/2010 10:36:12 PM


I was never really big on eating breakfast, because I just didn't have enough time. I can eat at breakfast, just not very much. I can eat at lunch or dinner just fine though.

by popcorn159 on 8/21/2010 9:41:19 PM


I can't eat in the morning or else I feel sick. I don't have a disorder do I?

Hey girlie, has this a recent issue or something that has always been. If this is recent I recommend you see your physician.  
Paige T.

by popcorn159 on 8/21/2010 9:33:48 PM


Wow, no one in my family has a mental disorder so I can't really relate to this, but I feel sorry for people who do have this problem. Frown

by saveourearth96 on 8/21/2010 9:30:36 PM


Mod Mod Mod!!! My friend is 11 and weighs 103 pounds. She 4 foot 11 inches and she really wishes she would just be 80 - 95 pounds. How can she lose weight before school starts (september 7) for cheerleading?



Hey chica! The best way to lose weight is to eat healthy and get moving! Fill your bod with fruits and veggies, as well as lean proteins like fish and chicken. Then, go for a jog or walk, or go swimming to burn some calories. Or, jump rope or play some fun outdoor games like Capture the Flag  Smile


Becca G.

by purplepeople on 8/21/2010 4:32:11 PM


is it bad to start drinking soymilk instead of regular milk if you're not lactose intolerant or vegan??

Hey! anyone can drink Soymilk, it's fine Smile 
Helen S.

by smileysevvie on 8/21/2010 2:20:11 PM


woah... thats rough....

by baybeegirl558 on 8/21/2010 1:26:45 PM


my brother has an assortment of disabilities and basicly its the same exact thing this article described. lucky me

by deannam on 8/21/2010 11:54:05 AM


my cousin is autistic, but very mildly. like he repeats stuff a lot, but they mostly involve playing electronic games, so anyone who doesn't know better would think hes just addicted to them. it's really great though, cause hes had supportive friends all of his life.

by lipglosslady on 8/21/2010 11:38:01 AM


hey there gurl i agree with singdancewrite1015. just accept that hes your brother and when youre feeling angry think of all the good times you 2 have spent together.

by lilgirlkt on 8/20/2010 10:44:38 PM


I also have an autistic sibling, so I know how you feel. My 15 year old sister has mild autism, and she used to be obsessed with time. When she first got a watch, every time we said, "In a minute" or anything like that, she would make sure it was exactly one minute. She gets upset easily. One minute she's fine, and the next she's storming out of the house. She used to run away, and one time when we were playing hide and seek, she ran away and the police found her downtown. We love her, but some times it's difficult to deal with. We all just have to stay close, and be supportive. You are never alone. Always remember that.

by 7714st on 8/20/2010 9:49:13 PM


wow that is so said i know a lot of people dont mean it when they say "i'm sorry" to hear that but i do and you have my deepest sympathies nd by the way MAYBE u could have a heart to heart talk with him. just maybe

by beautifulwish on 8/20/2010 9:41:44 PM


MODERATOR!!!!!!!!!!!! Hi! How are you? I'm always worrying about things! I never relax at all! What should I do? It's a habit that I tried breaking but I can't do it!! Thank you and God Bless!

Hey girlie, anxiety and/or stress is a very common problem. One way to stop worrying is by trying to use positive affirmations. For example if you worried about a test you just took you can try using a positive statement like I did the best that I could and I know that is enough. Try to reassure yourself that everything is going to be okay and that the worst that can happen is not that bad because your won't be afraid to handle it. Also check out Girls Life articles on well being
Paige T.

by iloverocknroll on 8/20/2010 8:59:02 PM


my friends brother is autistic but hes only 7. he cant talk much but he is a very fun person. my friend gets embarrassed sometimes but everyone who knows him loves him. he is so cute.

by animallover234 on 8/20/2010 6:54:02 PM


Mod mod mod
Y is my profile being moderated, I haven't updated in a while and I was about to check my comments when it said it was set to private. Y is it doing that?


Hey girlie, if it's set to private then you need to read the boxes under your account info and uncheck the one that makes it private. It's probably an accidental setting, not that it's being moderated.

Lauren T.

by meg_15 on 8/20/2010 5:22:07 PM


i'm sorry about that. that's horrible.

you be still shouldn't being wishing that brother didn't exist. HE'S YOUR BROTHER! i know it's hard. but come on that is cruel. especially since he can't help it.

by aqua girl on 8/20/2010 4:30:05 PM


You should read the miracle girls i think Riley really relates to you Smile totally check it out! and im so sorry for your family

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by wednesday1408 on 8/20/2010 4:10:19 PM


Uggh that must be HORRIBLE! But hey! he can't help it! Just try to get on his good side & teach him to be nicer to everybody.

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by sassykitty60 on 8/20/2010 3:42:28 PM


i have the EXACT same problem. my brother is 14 and mildly autistic. part of it is he always talks rudely to me and my family. he is only nice to his friends! he ALWAYS makes me cry with the things he says and i tell him "you always say rude things and don't care that you made me cry and i tell you that every time and you still don't say sorry!" then i wait and he never does! He's the best runner on his cross country team and i think my mom favorites himn and tells him he'll go far in life and i won't and she gets mad when i say things to him that are "mean" but she NEVER gets on to him and he makes me cry! lately i've been wishing for a normal brother too because then he wouldn't hate me and i think about what it'd be like and tht i wouldn't care if he picks on me cuz he'd at least show me ocaisonally tht he cares for's hard girl, but i COMEPLETELY understand. GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE YOU HAVE THE STRENGTH AND UNDERSTANDING TO FORGIVE HIM, I WOULD SO ADMIRE YOU FOR THAT.

by twilightluvr316 on 8/20/2010 3:12:33 PM


You are not alone. I have an autistic sister and whenever I yell at her i get in trouble. Its hard but reading your story lets me know that Im not alone. But because of her I am strong and confident which I wouldnt be without my sister.

by Princess0412 on 8/20/2010 12:16:06 PM


awww that's so sad. i know a few people who have autism and they can be really nice and friendly if you get to know them. you just have to work on your patience. =]

by dogobsessedprincess on 8/20/2010 12:15:21 PM


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by kikidee12 on 8/20/2010 12:03:35 PM


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by princess24 on 8/20/2010 11:52:01 AM


wow, that would be tough Frown

by guitargal18 on 8/20/2010 11:45:26 AM


My brother has autisim and its hard to deal with sometimes but the best thing u can do is try to understand him and just be there for him. My brother gets teased a lot and so do i just cuz hes my brother. Peers can be sooo hurtful and mean to ppl that r different. Ive had to stand up to ppl that r 7 years older than me and tell them to stop making fun of my brother. Its hard to live with someone autistic but i wouldnt have it any other way. Hes the reason im the confident, strong person i am.

by Ketibbs13 on 8/20/2010 11:06:32 AM


sorry girl Frown

by bookworm22 on 8/20/2010 11:01:39 AM


That is soooooooooo sad.

by big time rush on 8/20/2010 10:14:16 AM


That must be hard...I'm really sorry. Just know that God made him that way for a reason and that just makes him special Smile

by singdancewrite1015 on 8/20/2010 9:37:12 AM


i have a 14 year old cousin with autism like that.

by dancethenightaway on 8/20/2010 8:07:10 AM


bummer. i feel bad 4 ya girl.

by devilishAngel219 on 8/20/2010 7:20:43 AM

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