This blog is written by the youngest member of our family:
I am the youngest child in my family. My brother, Peter, has PDD-NOS, which is part of autism. I am 9 years old and my name is KitKat or Kathleen.
We watch Disney and go on Disney.com. He lets me borrow his scooter while he skateboards, sometimes I roller skate. When I started roller skating, he would let me grab onto his scooter while I rolled so I could practice. Most of the time we go on google to see if old kid websites haven’t been taken down and try to play those games.
What I like about being his sister is sometimes I am in charge of him and I feel like his older sister. He likes most of the things I like and he gets the things at the same time I do. We feel like twins sometimes, except he is a lot taller.
It’s weird. Sometimes I do like feeling like his older sister and sometimes I don’t. Every time I am with friends I have to warn them to be careful with Peter. Some of them think it is weird, so sometimes I am scared to have friends over with Peter, but usually his comments make them laugh, so it is all okay.
I think other kids should act normal, but still be careful, around Peter. They should laugh and just not pay attention to his autism. They should treat him like a normal kid.
Even though he has PDD-NOS, we still do stuff together and I love him.