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Friday, September 19, 2014

OAR'S "AUTISM SIBLING SUPPORT" INITIATIVE



Brothers, Sisters and Autism: A Parent? Guide addresses a number of topics, such as explaining autism to your other children, and helping siblings as they deal with a wide range of tough feelings. This easy-to-use document includes a clickable directory, so parents don? have to scroll through all of the information to find a section that? especially relevant to what their family is currently experiencing.














For more sibling-related thoughts and advice, check out Say Hello, Yellow! This regularly updated blog is written by a mother-daughter duo who draw upon personal and professional experience to cover range of topics of related to families of people with disabilities (including autism) ?from the fun to the frustrating.


Life as an Autism Sibling: A Guide for Teens is a handbook for teenage (and even pre-teen) siblings, offering guidance on how to productively address the challenges that can arise from having a brother or sister with autism. The resource covers a variety of topics; from explaining autism to friends and peers, to coping with a family dynamic that? different from what friends may experience. It also features testimonials from other teenage and young adult siblings who have ?een there, done that.?lt;/p>







Autism, My Sibling, and Me is a fun and engaging workbook for young 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 deal with potentially stressful issues. Through fun activities and supportive content, this resource also helps children work through any autism-related questions and concerns they may have.











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