Managing Editor's Note: "I am the 88, my brother is the 1." A powerful Public Service Announcement by Natalie Palumbo that should run on every TV channel, FB page and Twitter account in the country. It serves as a reminder of why we get out of bed every day and put on our game faces. For our "1" - even if we have 3. Please share this post widely.
By Natalie Palumbo
I am 18, a senior in high school, and the sibling of an older brother with low verbal autism. I am a visual arts student planning a career in visual effects and computer animation. This Public Service Announcement was made as an assignment for my Media Arts class. We were allowed to choose our subject, so I chose the one most personal to me. My teacher loved it, and encouraged me to share it here. I am grateful to Age of Autism for the information they share, and the opportunity to share my sibling voice on behalf of my brother.