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Support for Siblings 

WEBSITES

NAS information for siblings at autism.org.uk

The Den is an interactive site from the Autism Education Trust full of videos, quizzes and information covering all sorts of topics including information about sibling relationships 

Personal story from teenage sibling at youngcarers.net

Interviews with people who have a brother or sister with autism at healthtalkonline.org

Sibs.org.uk for brothers and sisters (and parents) of people with special needs. Join sibs for useful information and their weekly email tips for siblings.

Siblingsupport.org Sibling Support Project. 

 

FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES

Donald J. Meyer, Patricia F. Vadasy (2007)  Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Frender, S. and Schiffmiller, R. (2007) Brotherly Feelings. Me, my emotions, and My Brother with Asperger's Syndrome

My brother is different (1997) by Louise Gorrod,NAS
My sister is different (2006) by Sarah Tamsin Harper,NAS
My special brother Rory (2004) by Ellie Fairfoot and Jenny Maine NAS

My family is different (2007) by Carolyn Brock NAS A workbook for brothers and sisters    

Can I tell you about Asperger syndrome? (2003) by Jude Welton, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

 

For older children

Everybody is different (2001) by Fiona Bleach (for 8-13yrs) NAS
Pick a card to learn something new about autism, NAS 

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger syndrome (2002) by Luke Jackson, Jessica Kingsley Publishers 

Finding Asperger Syndrome in the family (2007) by Claire Lawrence ( for older teeneagers and parents)

Novels for young people

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (2003) by Mark Haddon, David Fickling books
Blue bottle mystery (2000) by Kathy Hoopmann, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Lisa anda the lacemaker (2002) by kAthy Hoopman, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Al Capone does my shirts (2004) by Glennifer Choldenko, Alcatraz Books

 

SUPPORT GROUPS 

Princes Trust Carers Centres run Sibling support groups across Scotland 

Barnardo's run Sibs groups. 

Contact a Family puts people in touch with support networks throughout the country.Contact a Family has an excellent factsheet for siblings. Further information is available from Contact a Family on 0808 808 3555.

 

 

 

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