Our Autistic Siblings Page



Our Autistic Siblings Page shares information and ideas to help us cope and talk open and honestly about how autism affects our lives both now and in the future.

Resources: Autistic Siblings

The Other Kid: A Draw It Out Guidebook For Kids Dealing With A Special Needs Sibling, written by Lorraine Donlon, an elementary school teacher and elder sister of two special needs sisters, helps children to talk about all the emotions that come from growing up in a household with a special needs child.

The guidebooks are available in English and Spanish, and can be used as a tool for concerned parents, sibling support groups, teachers, therapists, social workers or child life specialists to help children cope with the emotional impact of having a seriously ill or disabled brother or sister.



Siblings of Children with Special Health and Developmental Needs Article, Siblings of Children with Special Health and Developmental Needs provides useful information and resources offered by the ARCH National Resource Center.

Sibling Issues When planning for the future of a sibling with autism, you should consider such things as mobility, social and communication skills, education, and the person's own ideas about where to live and work.

Siblings of Children with Autism In our family there are three siblings of a child with autism who have experienced differently the initial shock, grief, challenges and many joys of growing up with an autistic sibling.

Autistic Sibling Survey is used by our family to get us to think and talk about how autism affects our lives both now and in the future.





For more information on autistic siblings offered by the Autism Society of America click here.


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