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In Their Own Words – Letter to Jaclyn

This short film is by Brad Dotson, a student at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia who also has Asperger’s Syndrome. Brad made a very personal film about his twin sister, Jaclyn, who has autism.

“In Their Own Words” is a series within the Autism Speaks blog which shares the voices of people who have autism, as well as their loved ones. If you have a story you wish to share about your personal experience with autism, please send it to editors@autismspeaks.org. Autism Speaks reserves the right to edit contributions for space, style and content. Because of the volume of submissions, not all can be published on the site.

  1. Melanie
    September 16, 2011 at 8:17 am

    This is really touching. Thanks for sharing.

  2. julie schwartz
    September 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

    what a wonderful tribute from a great brother to a great sister.
    it gives a real perspective on the challenges and joys this family lives with.
    good for them all.

  3. Jill Drysdale
    September 16, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I love the way you look out for your sister . This is a very touching video you have made for her.

  4. terri
    September 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    thank you for a beautiful tribute…there is nothing like the love of a brother and a sister for each other .

  5. Kate
    September 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    A beautiful expression of love for your sister!

  6. Vernetta Hughes
    September 16, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    THIS SHOWS WHAT LOVE IS REALLY ABOUT. BOTH OF YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE AND YOUR PARENTS SHOULD BE PROUD. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BEAUTIFUL WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED SHORT FILM

  7. September 18, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Hey everyone.
    My name’s Elliot, I helped guide Brad through the production of this film.
    Thanks for taking the time to comment,
    It really was a hard film to make so it’s very gratifying to see folks responding.
    Please feel free to pass the link around.

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