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Color Sensations Art & Learning Center
(714) 924-0815
Long Beach, CA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (Torrance)
(310) 944-9809
21253B Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, FastForword, Government/State Agency, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Jotterand & Syniuta
(562) 988-2020
2865 Atlantic Ave., Ste. 109
Long Beach, CA
Support Services
Medical

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Long Beach Hyperbaric Center
(562) 987-5507
3645 - Fourth Street Suite B
Long Beach, CA
Support Services
Chiropractors, DAN! Doctors, Hyperbaric Oxygen Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Sievers, Haigh, & Minsky
(562) 437-7006
211 E. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 420
Long Beach, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Legal Services

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Dr. Chris Davidson
(714) 840-8625
3401 Sagamore Drive
Huntington Beach, CA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Career Counseling, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, FastForword, Publications, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Learning Gym
(310) 546-8583
2011 Cedar Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, FastForword, Nutritional Counseling, Support / Tutoring, Tomatis/AIT, Training/Seminars, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Nord Nation
(562) 595-0981
2880 Atlantic Avenue #270
Long Beach, CA
Support Services
Doctors, Pediatrics, Medical

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Law Offices of Michelle Ortega
(562) 490-0864
2700 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Lawyers (Family Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts), Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Dr. Rochelle Neally
(562) 987-5507
3645 E.4th Street, Suite B
Long Beach, CA
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Other

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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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