What It's Like To Have A Brother With Autism
Holly Reyes 2/29/2016
Spencer and Mitchel are brothers with an unbreakable bond, and when Spencer explains why, it will break your heart. His older brother Mitchel has autism, and Spencer wanted to share what that is like. He chuckles recalling how people often ask him if it is hard, frustrating, or different, because in reality they are brothers just like normal and Mitchel is more important to him than anyone else.
Though they may not do the things that "normal" brothers do, they got each others back and have the best times together. It is easy to see how much fun they have when Spencer begins driving him and his older brother playing Mulan's "I'll Make A Man Out Of You." Spencer shares how proud he is of Mitchel and how he surpassed even his parent's expectations of him.
When they were just children, their parents told him that he had probably reached his learning capacity, yet after that Mitchel was able to ride a surf board, sing a song at graduation, and win a gold medal in the special Olympics. Spencer says with pride, "He is one of a kind, he never ceases to amaze me."