Sister Helps Her Twin Brother, Who Has Autism, Graduate High School
In June 2015 Aly Bonville helped her twin brother, who is on the Autism Spectrum, get the graduation that he deserved. Aly Bonville shares an extremely close relationship with her brother, Anders Bonville, and on the day of their commencement, she not only received her diploma but helped her brother receive his own diploma as well.
At age 2, Anders was diagnosed with Autism and living with Autism became a part of the Bonville’s everyday life. Aly and her mother would always worry about how Anders would interact with others and take part in momentous accomplishments like completing high school. Yet, neither Aly nor her mother gave up on their dream of giving Anders a normal life filled with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The graduation, held at Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Alabama, was a monumental day for the Bonville family. As their high school commencement ceremony approached, the Bonville’s mother shared her concerns with Aly regarding Anders walking the stage as she was unsure of how he would react during their graduation ceremony. They were aware that Anders often get overwhelmed by crowds and loud noises thus the graduation ceremony could be a problem.
Determined, no matter the obstacles, Aly could not envision her graduation day without her brother. She made sure that Anders was involved in all the events leading up to the ceremony. From registering for graduation, to picking up their cap and gowns and to finally walking on stage to receive the diplomas. Aly and her mother primed and prepared Anders every step of the way for his big day. On the day of their graduation, Aly not only received her own diploma but helped her brother obtain his as well. She walked him on stage as they called his name to receive his diploma and the Bonville twins walked off the stage hand-in-hand filled with joy through this momentous occasion. This was a moment that the Bonvilles would definitely never forget.
Eleanor Roosevelt once stated: “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Behavioral Health Works wants to congratulate all recent graduates during this graduation season. We encourage you to never give up on your dreams despite the obstacles that may be in the way.
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