Mike in the Shower (from ‘My Brother Michael’)

I tried to spend as much time with my brother as I could. I wanted to see what his life was like. It was difficult sometimes, to take pictures, but it was necessary to illustrate how Mike was treated. Mike was treated very well indeed.

ADL

The management at Mike’s group home assessed him in terms of his capability to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Mike is my older brother who is autistic, very low functioning and has never spoken. Here is Mike’s basic status: Michael requires some assistance when using the toilet. He requires assistance in flushing the toilet […]

Mike Goes Marketing

My parents always had birthday parties for us kids when we were growing up (and beyond). In Mike’s case (my older brother who is autistic, nonverbal and low functioning), the parties I remember were at the Developmental Center or his Group home. Mike loves food. He loves cake in particular. In fact when we visited […]