brother with ASD son. Lots of jealousy, rivalry, fighting. They are currently in the same grade, two classes. ASD son is in a class with all of NT son's classmates from last year. His therapist, dh, myself, everyone is over the moon with ASD son being in Gned full time. NT still gets his congrats and kudos, etc. but maybe was feeling some competition.
Life hit him full force. Another student asked ASD son what was his name (confused with another kid), ds ignored the guy, so he told ASD son what are they doing putting a stupid preschooler in this school. NT overheard and said that he was shaking his fists at the kid. He talked about wanting to punch him out and nobody messes with my brother. They're back to being best friends.
I try to discourage ds being too protective, because SN ds will have to stick up for himself. Just wondering how it goes in the future