How to Support ASD Siblings
I grew up as the younger sister (by two years) of a brother with undiagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD was not a recognized diagnosis at the time (1970s), but the effects that my brother’s impairment had on me are the same ones that affect ASD siblings today.
This article contains 15 tips I collected that are based on both my personal experience growing up as an ASD sibling and also on the research that I’ve done as an adult. My hope is that the tips will provide some insight into the inner thoughts and needs of the ASD sibling in your life and enable many positive long-lasting effects.