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Mariposa Behavioral Health Services
(615) 519-1160
209 Dockside Ct
Hermitage, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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T*O*T*S* (Teaching.Others.To.Succeed.)
(615) 804-0018
1016 Daniel Drive
Hendersonville, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Leigh Ann Fowler
(931) 629-1052
Loretto, TN
Support Services
Helpful Websites, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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East Tennessee Chapter ASA
(865) 637-3914 (leave a message)
P.O. Box 30015
Knoxville, TN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Mariposa Behavioral Health Services
(615) 519-1160
209 Dockside Ct
Hermitage, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Laura Logue Poteet, MT-BC
(615) 686-7867
105 Troon Court
Hendersonville, TN
Support Services
Music Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Beyond the Limits, An Autism Resource Connection
(615) 870-7819
P.O. Box 63
Hendersonville, TN
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
615-322-8529 or 800-640-4636
1810 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Maurice Butler Behavior Services
(901) 870-2341
4942 Noel Mission
Memphis, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Applied Behavior Analysis
(423) 676-4324
Appalachian Behavior Support Services
Johnson City, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Other, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
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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