Get the Tissues Before Hearing This Young Man Explain What It’s Like to Have a Brother with AutismC. Dixon
Spencer often gets asked what it’s like to have a brother with autism.
When people assume it’s frustrating or different, Spencer laughs it off.
“Our relationship is special,” the 20-year-old says. “Not one person understands him the way I do. Our bond is strong. He is the most important person to me. I’ll always protect him. And he is my brother.”
Mitchel may not do the typical older brother things like giving advice on girls, but, Spencer says, “He still definitely acknowledges that he is the older brother.”
He also knows how to push Spencer’s buttons. And, like many brothers, when the two of them get on each other’s nerves, they can usually sort it out by having a wrestling match.