Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when bonds are rebuilt. 

Anthony Sevieri is autistic and Alexis, his older sister, is neurotypical. Some of Anthony’s special interests include music and roller coasters. 

Alexis is a member of our SkillCorps Alumni community, having traveled with the Global Autism Project to India and Kenya. To learn more about our SkillCorps program, check out episodes 150 & 151

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • How Anthony and Alexis’ parents explained autism to them when they were children

  • Their family dynamics growing up

  • How Anthony would feel during moments of aggression 

  • An incident from high school that led Anthony to writing music

  • Anthony’s journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance

  • Alexis’s experiences as a sibling

  • How they came to understand each other’s perspectives as adults

  • Fun activities they like to do together

  • The risks of using food as a coping mechanism

  • Autistic strengths that Anthony uses at his YMCA job

  • His recent album, including a teaser of one of his songs

  • Alexis’ goals to help families with autistic loved ones

  • Tips for autistic and non-autistic siblings


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