“My younger sister has nonverbal autism. She can speak, but the transitional thought process, I guess you could call it, makes it extremely difficult for her to voice an original thought. She is absolutely in love with Disney movies, especially the classic princesses. She watches them constantly. Disney movies are really the only way she will communicate with us. She repeats the movie lines in accordance with the situation. When she does the dishes, she says “I’m just trying to help my people!” (from Pocahontas, as an example) and uses the various movie lines to communicate with us. Since then I’ve watched every Disney movie I can so I can understand what she is trying to tell me. I will forever be grateful to Disney for allowing my sister to communicate with us, on however fragmented of a level.”
MOD NOTE: Ellie here to say, OP, our sisters are in similar situations (my sister, however, is nonverbal). I’m here to talk whenever you need — sibling to an autistic person to another. :)
Another sibling here :) It’s funny, I thought it was just a weird quirk of my sister’s.