Learn what resources are available for siblings of children with Autism.
There are a few resources for siblings including books, websites, and even support groups called Sibshops available for siblings of children with special needs. Here are a couple of locations that provide sibling support:
AZA United-Offers Sibshops
5025 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034.
First session is free, after that it is only $10.
Ryan House- Offers Sibshops
Location: 110 West Merrell Street Phoenix, AZ 85013
SEEK Arizona – Offers Sibshops- a program just for siblings ages 6 -13, that provides a supportive environment where we celebrate the triumphs and tribulations that goes with having a sibling with special needs.
Location: 1830 S. Alma School Road Suite 130 Mesa, Arizona 85210
Book Recommendations for Siblings
My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson-Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
Told from the perspective of an older sister, this book explain autism to children ages 4-8. This books was
written by Holly Robinson-Peete and her 12 year old daughter Ryan.
Autism Through a Sister’s Eyes by Emily Hecht and Eve Band
A terrific resource for explaining autism to siblings.
Of Mice and Aliens by Kathy Hoopmann
A Blue Bottle Mystery for children 8-13 that tells the story of Ben, newly diagnosed with Asperger Disorder,
as he helps alien Zeke understand the rules of Earth. great reading for kids on spectrum as well as siblings
Being the Other One: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs by Kate Strohm