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UCPOK - Norman Chapter
1167 East Main Street
Norman, OK
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Respite, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dungarvin Oklahoma
(405) 329-7830
125 Triad Village Dr.
Norman, OK
Support Services
Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Oklahoma APSE (OK-APSE), Network on Employment
(405) 325-4915
% University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Support Services
Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Job Coach, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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JoEllen Poindexter, M.S., CCC-SLP
(405) 313-9830
11220 N. Rockwell
Oklahoma City, OK
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Oklahoma Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
(405) 681-0750
1601 S.W. 89th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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HOME BASED SERVICES
(405) 642-4839
Goshawk Drive
Norman, OK
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Residential, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Central Oklahoma Chapter: Autism Society of America
(405) 370-3220
PO Box 720103
Norman, OK
Support Services
Activities, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Deborah Dukes
(405) 627-1235
2920 S. Chautauqua #29
Norman, OK
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Therapy Providers

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Oklahoma Parent Network
(405) 831-7223
PO Box 55733
Oklahoma City, OK
Support Services
Products/Stores
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Oklahoma Parents Center (Del City)
(405) 619-0500
4600 SE 29th, Suite 115
Del City, OK
Support Services
Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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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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