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Neuropath Learning
(425) 646-5055
600 108th Ave NE Suite 535
Bellevue, WA
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Academic Assessments, Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Helpful Websites, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Puget Sound Autism Services
(206) 617-2131
Lynnwood, WA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Hope Clinic
(425) 462-7800
12301 NE 10th Place, Suite 302
Bellevue, WA
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Doctors, Optometry / Behavioral Optometry, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Turning Point Therapies, LLC
(425) 497-2850
2330 130th Ave NE, Suite C-103
Bellevue, WA
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Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Music Works
(426) 644-0988
14360 SE Eastgate Way, Suite 102
Bellevue, WA
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Education, Music Therapy, Other

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Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington
(206) 763-3373
PO Box 6159
Bellevue, WA
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Activities, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Social Behavior Solutions
(253) 271-4151
Kent, WA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Christopher Nelson, PhD
(206) 459-4817
Wilburton Ridge Office Park, 365 118th Avenue SE, Suite 110
Bellevue, WA
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Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Medical, Other, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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MOSAIC Childrens Therapy Clinic
(425) 644-6328
2445 140th Avenue NE, Suite B-105
Bellevue, WA
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Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Crick Software
(866) 33C-RICK
50 116th Ave SE, Suite 211
Bellevue, WA
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12 important needs of siblings and tips to address these needs

12 important needs of siblings and tips to address these needs

ASA

1. SIBLINGS NEED COMMUNICATION THAT IS OPEN, HONEST, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE, AND ONGOING. Parents may need to deal with their own thoughts and feelings before they can effectively share information with siblings. Children may show their stress through their withdrawal or through inappropriate behaviors. Siblings may be reluctant to ask questions due to not knowing what to ask or out of fear of hurting the parent. While doing research on siblings, Sandra Harris found that developmentally appropriate information can buffer the negative effects of a potentially stressful event (Harris, 1994).

2. SIBLINGS NEED DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE AND ONGOING INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR SIBLINGS’ ASD. Anxiety is most frequently the result of lack of information. Without information about a siblings’ disability, younger children may worry about “catching” the disability and/or whether they caused it. The young child will only be able to understand specific traits that they can see,
like the fact that the sibling does not talk or likes to line up their toys.

3. SIBLINGS NEED PARENTAL ATTENTION THAT IS CONSISTENT, INDIVIDUALIZED, AND CELEBRATES THEIR UNIQUENESS. Many families make a major effort to praise and reward the child with the disability for each step of progress. This same effort should be considered for the siblings. Self-esteem is tied to this positive recognition by parents. Remember to celebrate everyone’s achievements as special.

4. SIBLINGS NEED TIME WITH A PARENT THAT IS SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM. SCHEDULE SPECIAL TIME WITH THE SIBLING ON A REGULAR BASIS. Time with the sibling can be done in various ways such as a 10 minute activity before bed or a longer period several times a week. The important thing is to schedule specific c “alone” time with a parent that siblings can count on.

5. SIBLINGS NEED TO LEARN INTERACTION SKILLS WITH THEIR BROTHER OR SISTER WITH ASD. Sandra Harris & Beth Glasberg (2003) offer guidelines for teaching siblings play skills to interact successfully with their brother or sister with ASD. Go slow and praise the sibling. Toys and activities should be age appropriate, hold both children’s interest and require interaction. Teach siblings to give instructions as well as prompts and praise to their brother or sister (Harris & Glasberg, 2003).

6. SIBLINGS NEED CHOICES ABOUT HOW INVOLVED THEY ARE WITH THEIR BROTHER OR SISTER. Be reasonable in your expectations of siblings. Most siblings are given some responsibility for their brother or sister with a disability. Show siblings you respect their need for private time and space.

7.SIBLINGS NEED TO FEEL THAT THEY AND THEIR BELONGINGS ARE SAFE FROM THEIR BROTHER OR SISTER WITH AUTISM. Some children with ASD can be destructive and hard to redirect. They can also be quick to push, bite, or engage in other challenging behaviors with the sibling as a target. Siblings must be taugh...

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