Guest Interviews — 3 Minutes

Ainsley Interviews Her Brother: Having a Sibling with Autism

Guest Interviews — 3 Minutes

Ainsley Interviews Her Brother: Having a Sibling with Autism

Ainsley: Thanks for being here, Wyatt.

Wyatt: You’re welcome.

Ainsley: I would love to interview you and ask you some questions.

Wyatt: Okay.

Ainsley: So, Wyatt, what’s it like having a sibling with autism?

Wyatt: It’s a little difficult at first, but you can learn to accept their differences and help each other out and just get along in life and you can help them with certain things that don’t come naturally to them.

Ainsley: That’s awesome. How do you respond to me getting upset with things like changes in our routine because as you know, we go to Melvin’s on Tuesday and [inaudible 00:00:42] every Friday, and if that routine is disrupted, how do you respond if I get upset?

Wyatt: At first I try to find out what’s wrong. Then I try to find out how I can help you. And then I attempt to help you. Most of the time it works.

Ainsley: How do you help me out with my autism and my challenges and my other stuff?

Wyatt: I think that I help you by helping you understand certain situations, how you can get through certain things, and just how to be a functioning part of our family and society.

Ainsley: And how do I help you out?

Wyatt: I think you help me by showing me how different things can be and how to get through difficult situations in your daily life.

Ainsley: How have I influenced your life?

Wyatt: You’ve influenced my life by showing me to be compassionate to others who have differences and different things about life that maybe I’m not ready for, or maybe able to help and you’ve influenced me in good and bad ways.

Ainsley: Yeah. And Wyatt, how did you react when you first discovered that I had autism? What was your reaction like? Were you shocked, surprised, angry, upset?

Wyatt: No. I was confused because at first I most likely didn’t know what it was because I was very young and I just wanted to find a way to help you.

Ainsley: Have I been hard to live with? Have I been difficult in any way, besides us not getting along?

Wyatt: The us not getting along part is only sometimes. Most of the time we get along pretty well, but it hasn’t been that hard. It’s been pretty good.

Ainsley: Well, thanks for being here, Wyatt.

Wyatt: You’re welcome. I really appreciated this and I enjoyed it.

Ainsley: Me too, and I love you.

Wyatt: I love you too.

Ainsley: Thanks for being here, Wyatt.

Wyatt: You’re welcome.

Ainsley: I would love to interview you and ask you some questions.

Wyatt: Okay.

Ainsley: So, Wyatt, what’s it like having a sibling with autism?

Wyatt: It’s a little difficult at first, but you can learn to accept their differences and help each other out and just get along in life and you can help them with certain things that don’t come naturally to them.

Ainsley: That’s awesome. How do you respond to me getting upset with things like changes in our routine because as you know, we go to Melvin’s on Tuesday and [inaudible 00:00:42] every Friday, and if that routine is disrupted, how do you respond if I get upset?

Wyatt: At first I try to find out what’s wrong. Then I try to find out how I can help you. And then I attempt to help you. Most of the time it works.

Ainsley: How do you help me out with my autism and my challenges and my other stuff?

Wyatt: I think that I help you by helping you understand certain situations, how you can get through certain things, and just how to be a functioning part of our family and society.

Ainsley: And how do I help you out?

Wyatt: I think you help me by showing me how different things can be and how to get through difficult situations in your daily life.

Ainsley: How have I influenced your life?

Wyatt: You’ve influenced my life by showing me to be compassionate to others who have differences and different things about life that maybe I’m not ready for, or maybe able to help and you’ve influenced me in good and bad ways.

Ainsley: Yeah. And Wyatt, how did you react when you first discovered that I had autism? What was your reaction like? Were you shocked, surprised, angry, upset?

Wyatt: No. I was confused because at first I most likely didn’t know what it was because I was very young and I just wanted to find a way to help you.

Ainsley: Have I been hard to live with? Have I been difficult in any way, besides us not getting along?

Wyatt: The us not getting along part is only sometimes. Most of the time we get along pretty well, but it hasn’t been that hard. It’s been pretty good.

Ainsley: Well, thanks for being here, Wyatt.

Wyatt: You’re welcome. I really appreciated this and I enjoyed it.

Ainsley: Me too, and I love you.

Wyatt: I love you too.

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