Six-Year-Old Writes Heartwarming Letter About Brother With Autism: ‘We Should All Be Treated The Same’


A six-year-old girl wrote a heartwarming letter about her younger brother, who has autism, to remind others he shouldn’t be treated any differently.

Lex was encouraged to write the letter after a girl came up to her at school and said: “Your brother is weird”.

Lex told the girl her brother has autism, but the child didn’t know what this was. So Lex decided to explain in a letter.

“On Monday I felt very sad because a girl in my class said that my brother was weird,” the six-year-old wrote.

“My brother is not weird,” Lex continued. “I would like it if we could learn about all disabilities in school so that everybody understands that some people are different, but we should all be treated the same.”

Lex’s mum, Sophie Camilleri, shared the letter on Facebook on 10 October and explained her daughter’s motivation for writing it.

“The conversation left Lex really upset, but from this she said she wanted to make a change,” the mother wrote.

“She wanted to talk about disability awareness in schools in her next school council meeting, so she wrote a letter.

“I’m so very proud that Lex has this view and wants to change the way other children view others with disabilities. She is only six years old and is already part of the school council, wanting to make this change.”

The post was shared more than 25,000 times within just over a week of being posted and many praised Lex for having a “big heart”.

The National Autistic Society also shared the post and it gained more than 12,000 likes.

“We think there should be much more autism understanding in the classroom which is why are encouraging all schools and nurseries around the country to sign up to our free autism resources,” the charity wrote.

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