This blog post is by Ali Dyer, the Social Media Manager at Autism Speaks. Her older brother Jeff has autism.
Twenty years ago, a young man from Ireland standing over seven feet tall walked through our front door. His name was Mark and he had just begun working at Another Step, the agency my brother Jeff was looped in with. At first sight, they looked like brothers. Jeff had many challenges back then, but was instantly taken by Mark – correction; we all were. Our family quickly went from five to six.