Does your brother or sister have autism? You are important too.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago (42 comments)

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Does anyone have any stories, information, advice or any other resources relating to siblings of those with an autism spectrum condition?

 

If so please share it here.

 

 

Thanks!

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Posted by: Felicity — 4 months ago

To the Typical Siblings of a Brother or Sister With a Disability

https://bit.ly/2jlJLy8

Posted by: Felicity — 4 months ago

The Others

"My brother and I were born 8 years apart. I was the first-born, the first grandchild, I reigned supreme for 8 years. Then this tiny, goofy, yellow pampered ball of fire exploded into my life and I knew that nothing would ever be the same again."

Dora Perera's account of being an autism sister.

https://bit.ly/2P3P9nR

 

Posted by: Felicity — 4 months ago

"Russell and Remmick both have autism. As kids, they...often relied on each other for support. Now, as the siblings navigate the working world, they're still looking out for each other."

https://n.pr/2X1blBE

Posted by: Felicity — 4 months ago

On national Siblings Day charity Scope chatted to Joe, who has autism, and his sisters Charlie and Lauren. In this blog they talk about growing up together, their achievements and how their lives have been shaped by autism

https://bit.ly/2v5c6hv

Posted by: Felicity — 4 months ago

An article on Autism and Siblings by the mum of two little girls, one who has a type of autism called pathological demand avoidance
https://bit.ly/2UyyMpy

Posted by: Felicity — over 1 year ago

I Am Jack's Sister - a wonderfully written post by Rose, 10 - about her brother, Jack, who has autism

Click here to read

Posted by: Felicity — almost 2 years ago

A beautifully written post about having a sibling with autism

Click here to read

Posted by: manarm — about 3 years ago

 Sisters. An inspiring read by a sister whose brother has autism.

https://christos90.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/sisters/

Posted by: Felicity — over 3 years ago

 Being sensitive towards siblings article from Asperger's 101 - click here

Posted by: Felicity — over 4 years ago

Siblings.

Click here to read.

 

Posted by: Felicity — almost 5 years ago

Autism’s Effect On Siblings.

Click here to read.

Posted by: Felicity — over 5 years ago

Below is a video showing how severely autistic Tom, 6, learnt to embrace life thanks to the love of his older sibling.

Click here to view.

Posted by: Felicity — over 5 years ago

Another article about the siblngs of those with autism;

 

Autism: siblings 'have no idea how hard they have it'

Posted by: Felicity — almost 6 years ago

This article offers 10 lovely ideas to give attention to the siblings of children with speacial needs.

Click here to read.

Posted by: Felicity — about 6 years ago

This article, written by Mandy Boles gives an honest insight into a siblings experience of having a brother with autism.

Click here to read.

Posted by: Felicity — about 6 years ago

Living Life as Brothers: Photographing Triplets with Autism
 
A Spanish photographer - José Antonio de Lamadrid has quietly documented the daily lives of the Morillo Aguilar triplets; three 18-year-old boys at various stages on the autism spectrum.
 
Click here to read and view the pictures.

 

Posted by: Felicity — about 6 years ago

For the siblings of children with autism there is a new website aiming to provide them with information, advice and support.

Click here to read more

Posted by: Felicity — about 6 years ago

A lovely account from a sister on coping with her brothers autism.

Click here to read.

 

Posted by: Felicity — about 6 years ago

Alicia Arenas talks about the importance of recognising the siblings of children with special needs, also known as Glass Children.

Her talk is powerful and eye opening.

Click here to watch.

Posted by: Felicity — about 6 years ago

Here is another article that discusses how autism can affect the non-autistic sibling too.

Click here to read.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

Siblings of children with special needs face issues which can impact on their emotional health.

The following article 'When your sibling has special needs, what happens to you?' is great advice for the siblings of special needs children.

Click here to read.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

Living with a brother or sister with an autism spectrum disorder adds more significant and unique experiences to the sibling relationship.

The following article offers some guidelines for parents. Click here to read.

 

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

This article is an honest account of what its like to have a brother with autism

Click here to read.
 

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

 If you are a parent or carer of a child with autism please fill out this survey!

Click here.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

The Effects of an Autistic Child on Siblings.

To read this article please click here.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both of whom have autism and what they have taught her.

Click here to watch.

Posted by: Living Autism Moderator — over 6 years ago

From Lorna - Rhonda ... thanks for the links to your younger son`s book, Asperger's Rhymes with Bass Burgers. Congrats on your web site...lots of interesting and exciting things going on there! Good luck with ALL those many books. Have you seen our Special Needs Book Review site.? Check it out: http://www.specialneedsbookreview.com/

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Posted by: Living Autism Moderator — over 6 years ago

From Rhonda - Growing up with a sibling who has autism is not something anyone can prepare you for, unfortunately. Our 13-year-old son has Asperger's Syndrome and our 11-year-old son just released his first book, Asperger's Rhymes with Bass Burgers.

I honestly believe that this book, from the eyes of a child, helps in ways that an adult can't. I've had many people respond with statements like "This book helped us to understand (child) so much better."

Now available in soft cover here: http://autismwithrhonda.com/book-store/aspergers-rhymes-with-bass-burgers/
and Kindle here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BEJOP2K

Via chat or email

 

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

 A video from a little boy with autism telling about autism and how to treat people who have it. Click here to watch.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

 A lovely short video of a young boy speaking about his brother who has autism. Click here to see.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

Siblings of Children with Autism or Other Special Needs. To read this please click here.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

A heartwarming video about what it is like to have a brother with autism. Please click here to watch.

 

 

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

Responsibility? Jealousy? Anxiety? Lauren Woodcock writes about the common feelings of autistic children's siblings. Please click here to read.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

Here is a video on what it is like for children who have siblings with autism. Watch how the support group teaches siblings to relate better with each other.

Click here to watch.

 

Posted by: Maureen Supersibling — over 6 years ago

Hi Felicity, 

I have a blog about siblings of children with autism and am currently developing a membership-based site for siblings as well. My goal is to support and encourage siblings! http://www.supersib.com 

 

Best, 

Maureen

supersibling[at]gmail[com]

Posted by: manarm — over 6 years ago

 Blog shows bullying can happen to siblings of children with autism as well http://www.savette.com/blog/it-can-happen-to-siblings-as-well/

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

 A book review of the book titled 'Siblings of Children with Autism', click here to read.

This book has been reviewed as 'Definitely for you if: you're a parent of a child with autism, and not sure about how your other kids are dealing with that ... you like your advice to come with research back-up ... you're looking for practical suggestions to help your kids interact.'

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

Here is an article about the benefits of growing up with a brother or a sister who has autism, click here to read.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

 There is a Facebook group called - 'Siblings of Autistic Children', please click here to visit.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

We would recommend watching the film - 'The Black Balloon' (2008)

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

Charlie Edwards has written an article about his life with his brother Jonathon, who has severe autism, click here to read.

Posted by: Felicity — over 6 years ago

 We have an article on our article page which talks about supporting siblings, click here to read.