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ND - Insurance Dept.
(701) 328-2440 or (800) 247-0560
600 E. Blvd.
BISMARCK, ND
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ND PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES: AGES 3 THROUGH 5
(701) 328-2277
Special Education Div., Dept. of Public Instruction
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Childrens Special Health Services of ND
(701) 328-2436; (800) 755-2714 (In ND)
Department of Human Services
Bismack, ND
Support Services
Adult Support, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
(701) 328-2260
600 E Boulevard Avenue 11th Floor
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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North Dakota Early Intervention Program
(701) 328-2310 or (800) 472-2622
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 325
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Early Intervention, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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North Dakota Department of Special Education
(701) 328-2277
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities
(701) 328-8953
ND Dept. of Human Services, 600 East Boulevard Av
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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ND EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE
(701) 328-4525
Department of Public Instruction
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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ND OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
(701) 328-3178
State Board for Vocational Education
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Job Coach
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The Federation of Families for Childrens Mental Health
(800) 492-4951 or (701) 225-7199
P.O. Box 3061
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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