In this module you will learn about how children with autism interact with their siblings and how you can support these interactions so all your children feel confident in their relationships with you and with each other. Caring for a child with autism can be very time consuming and many parents find themselves struggling to balance the needs of their neuro-typical children and their child with autism. Siblings of children with autism also often find themselves faced with extraordinary demands both as children and as siblings. Let’s take a look at how having a child with autism affects other siblings and the family as a whole and review some ideas on what you can do to create positive interactions between siblings.
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