Living with Autism: Siblings Perspective

Post date: Feb 24, 2014 3:03:31 PM

There is little doubt that those of us raised with siblings have been influenced by that relationship. Living with a brother or sister on the autism spectrum (ASD) adds more significant and unique experiences to that relationship. Throughout numerous accounts of parents and siblings of children with disabilities, it becomes very clear; when a child in the family has a disability, it affects the whole family. Also clear is that each family member can be both strengthened and stressed from this situation. The degree of these conflicting effects seem to vary from family to family and person to person. Some factors, however, can help strengthen families

and minimize the stressors. This article is meant to arm you with important information and practical suggestions for helping and

supporting siblings. Read full article at: Sibling Perspectives: