Siblings of children 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.
Brothers, Sisters, and Autism: A Parent’s Guide addresses topics that range from dealing with perceived discrepancies in fairness to facilitating a positive relationship between siblings. The guide also includes testimonials from families with autism who deal with similar issues.
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.