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Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families (Topics in Autism) Paperback – 1 May 2003

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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House Inc.,U.S.; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890627291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890627294
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.2 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 931,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since 1994, Siblings of Children with Autism has been helping parents meet the needs of siblings in families of children with autism. During many years in clinical practice, the authors have worked with hundreds of families and seen firsthand how siblings can become overshadowed by the intensive focus on a child with autism. This common occurrence is only one of the many sibling issues that parents and professionals should not only be sensitive to, but ready to address. Now in a brand new and expanded edition, Siblings of Children with Autism explores the basics of sibling relationships and the complexities that surface in families of children with autism. Chapters cover how to explain autism to siblings, how to get siblings to share their feelings and concerns, how to master the family balancing act, and how to foster play between siblings. New chapters have been added concerning what siblings actually believe or understand about autism at different ages and how autism continues to impact adult sibling relationships, careers, and caregiver roles.

Throughout the book, there are stories about individual families, giving readers points of comparison and helpful insights along the way. The direct challenges of raising a child with autism are well known to parents. But it is important for parents to also see autism through the eyes of their other children. For families looking for guidance on sibling issues and autism, the new edition addresses a multitude of their concerns and questions, and also offers advice on how to seek support from a family therapist or other professional when more intensive help is needed.


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By A Customer on 13 April 1999
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This is a great book for parents, and a wonderful resource to have as the years go on. I found the information and suggestions to be straightforward and practical. This is a well-written, concise book. I wish that there were discussion of the possible issues and behaviors of a sibling who is having difficulties coping with the realities of having an autistic child. This book tends to be more proactive in its approach. The emphasis on maintaining normalcy in your family life is very important advice. This is a must-have for your "autism-library."
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I bought this for the whole family. We have an autsitic teenager and I wanted to read about the experiences of other families/siblings. Its all a bit too positive and American but great for my neurotypical daughter to realise we are not the only family affected. Stories from varying age groups so relevant for all. Often find it on my NT daughters bedside table!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8f10e594) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f10d030) out of 5 stars Wonderful insights and ideas 13 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for parents, and a wonderful resource to have as the years go on. I found the information and suggestions to be straightforward and practical. This is a well-written, concise book. I wish that there were discussion of the possible issues and behaviors of a sibling who is having difficulties coping with the realities of having an autistic child. This book tends to be more proactive in its approach. The emphasis on maintaining normalcy in your family life is very important advice. This is a must-have for your "autism-library."
HASH(0x8eddc8e8) out of 5 stars From a sibling perspective this is a great book 30 Oct. 2013
By Angela Mann - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a sibling who now works with siblings and their families. I recently sent a copy to each of my parents because I feel like this is an essential read for any families raising a child on the spectrum. I've also encouraged my youngest sister who is also a sib to read this book as well. I've found it to be comforting and to tell parents all of the things I wish my own had known when we were younger.
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HASH(0x8fe7166c) out of 5 stars I would give this one an 'OKAY' 8 April 2011
By *~*~*Valley*~*~* - Published on Amazon.com
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I personally, while finding this information useful, did not find anything different than what would pertain to any 'normal' [by that meaning non-autism sibling relationship] sibling relationship. Of course middle children are going to feel left out on occasion because they are not the baby, or the oldest will feel as thought they have to 'parent' on occasion. Perhaps the youngest feels like a baby, or likes being 'babied.' I don't know, personally I did not learn anything new or useful. A good book to read, in general; however if you are going to try to educate yourself on autism and related topics, I can think of many other books to recommend. The Autism Answer Book: More Than 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask is just one that I can think of that touches not only on this topic, but many others, as well. for one SPECIFIC to sibling relationships, I would recommend: Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up With a Brother or Sister With Special Needs. A book that tells it like it is. Right on.
HASH(0x8f0f6db0) out of 5 stars Nothing in terms of actual methods .... 15 Dec. 2012
By Y. Gupta - Published on Amazon.com
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I was looking for some actual methods to increase interaction between siblings - one on the spectrum-- there are only generalities all through the book
HASH(0x8f6f2468) out of 5 stars Good stuff. 28 May 2013
By A - Published on Amazon.com
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I gave it to someone. She received it. We're still in touch.
I owe it all to this book, I assume.
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