Autism in My Family
A Journal for Siblings of Children with ASD
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The relationship between siblings can be tough, and the sibling dynamic can be further challenged when one child has autism. This interactive workbook is designed for siblings of children with autism. Introducing the experience of autism in simple language, children are encouraged to complete activities that identify differences and strengthen relationships. This book is focussed on understanding and supporting a sibling while developing individual emotions and identity. The pages are designed to be drawn on and personalized by the child. Ideal for young children aged 8-12 who have a sibling with autism, the activities can be completed with a parent's guidance or on their own. Full of resources, strategies, and exercises, this workbook can support professionals working with children and facilitate healthy sibling relationships.
- Published: Mar 21 2017
- Pages: 136
- 244 x 172mm
- ISBN: 9781785927072
Josie Santomauro, Australia, Author, Presenter & Consultant, www.booksbyjosie.com.au
Having a sibling with special needs does not define you for who you are. This journal unpacks the diagnosis of the reader's sibling, how it affects them, assists with strategies, and allows a sacred space to delve within. A great resource that acknowledges the important role siblings play.
Lots of space to draw, write, paste, scribble and whatever else takes the fancy makes this useful in understanding one's own self as well as the brother or sister...The book covers an immense range of emotions and will give a child having difficulties accepting the autistic member of the family the empowerment he or she needs to be patient and loving.