Siblings

People often ask me why did I become a psychologist.

And the answer is simple – I wanted to learn more about autism because I have a brother with autism.

Omar, March 2013

Omar, March 2013

When I was younger, autism was pretty rare, and because I was embarrassed by Omar, I kept quiet about him. But as I’ve grown up, I’ve learned a lot more about autism, and autism has become more mainstream and less hidden than it used to be. My friends and colleagues are always very interested to hear about Omar.

Many of my blog posts will revolve around Omar. I’ll include stories about being a sibling. But I’m most excited to share what I have learned from Omar – I’ll call these posts “Lessons from Omar”.

Omar continues to be my inspiration.

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