Young children with siblings with autism are in a unique position. They face challenges (similar to those that parents encounter), but at a time before they’ve developed appropriate coping strategies. As a result, they need support to ensure that they’re informed, feel respected, and know how to be compassionate advocates for their brothers and sisters on the spectrum.
Autism, My Sibling, and Me is a fun and engaging workbook for children between the ages of 5 and 10. A host of colorful cartoon characters accompany these siblings as they learn about what autism means for their brother or sister – and handle potentially stressful issues. Through fun activities and supportive content, this resource also helps children work through many of the autism-related questions they may have.
If you have any questions, want to learn more about OAR’s “Autism Sibling Support” initiative, or have ideas about how to expand program offerings in this important area, please e-mail or call 703-243-3466.