Does anyone else on here have a sibling with autism? How did you cope growing up and has it become easier/harder as your loved one got older?
I have a 16 (17 in September) year old brother who has a primary diagnosis of autism with OCD. He is VERY high functioning and independent (can stay at home by himself, walk, talk, toilet, use a phone, interact when interested, etc.). With that said, it scares me to think about his future sometimes. He's so smart, but I worry that employers won't give him a chance. I know he'll probably end up living with me (perfectly happy with this arrangement as he is AWESOME!) but is it wrong of me to want more for him? I just want him to be happy and I don't want to hold him back from reaching his potential you know?