Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

A Sister's Love

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

A Sister's Love

Article excerpt

My 6-year-old brother, Kevin, is different. When he was born his feet faced each other. He can't talk and did not learn to walk until he was 41/2. Before that, he held on to pieces of furniture and slid across them. Kevin also wears youth diapers because he is not potty-trained.

Even though my brother can't talk, we almost always get his point. When he wants to eat, he gets his tray from his high chair. When he wants to go outside, he gets his coat and gives it to us. When he wants a bath, he goes to the bathroom door and hits it.

Kevin doesn't like my nine cats very much, but he lives with them because he loves me. He used to go to a different school, but now he goes to my school and I talk to him at lunch and recess. He has an aide with him at school because he can't be left alone.

When Kevin watches television, he stands in front of it. When I want him to move, I say, "Kevin, move!" Of course, I always say thank you afterwards. …

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