A Sibling’s Perspective

This is a cross-post from Autism Speaks. The poem was submitted by Dorothy P. Hopkins. Her granddaughter wrote this poem about her brother with autism.


Although he can’t speak I know his emotions

He’s frustrated, why can’t we understand him

He’s confused

Does he know he’s different?

That he’s not like us?

It doesn’t matter because he is loved

I love him more than anything

He needs to understand it

He must understand it

I love him more than anyone

His smile reminds me he is happy

It is autism that keeps him from communicating

That makes him different

That makes him who he is

He may be different

But I love him.


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