Hi I'm Marie Coulson! I'm an author, therapist, daughter, friend and most importantly I am a sister. My brother has Aspergers Syndrome. Aspergers is a form of autism. The autistic spectrum is a very large umbrella and huddled beneath it are dozens of types of autism. So, what is Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people and the world around them.