Disney Channel short on autism sibling experience: The Time I Realized My Brother was Different
Posted Mar 23 2010 11:04am
Disney Channel has short segments that they play between shows. Sort of like commercial breaks, but they aren’t selling products. Well, other than the Disney brand! One set of these is called TTI for “The Time I…”. I just saw one today that somehow I missed before: The Time I Realized My Brother was Different”.
The segment is about a girl, Melody Igafo-Te’o, whose brother, Michael, is autistic.
Melody wrote a book, illustrated by Michael, which can be found at her website, mybrotherhasautism.net . (The link passes through to the Lulu store for the book). There is an e-book version of the book which is pretty cool. Apparently, this book is what sparked the Disney Channel’s interest in the story.
Here is a preview of the book:
This segment has been out since last November, so it is no surprise that others have already written about it. Two examples: Disability Scoop covered this already. As has Wright’s Law . More info on the story can be found on Jackson News (mlive.com).
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