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Amy Perkins
(480) 282-1646
Scottsdale, AZ
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Academic Assessments, Babysitting / Childcare, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Nutritional Counseling, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Bryan Davey
(602) 995-7366
10251 North 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Research, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Stacey Bruen, MC, NCC, LPC
(480) 948-1123
9929 N. 95th Street
Scottsdale, AZ
Support Services
Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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BrainAdvantage
(602) 481-2388
9328 E. Raintree Drive
Scottsdale, AZ
Support Services
Doctors, Metabolic Specialists, Doctors, Metabolic Specialists, Doctors, Naturopathic / Homeopathy, Doctors, Naturopathic / Homeopathy, Interactive Metronome, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, Sensory Integration, Vaccine Awareness, Vaccine Awareness, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Abram Ber, M.D.
(480) 941-2141
5011 N. Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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S.E.E.K. Arizona
(480) 902-0771
1830 S Alma School Road Suite 130
Mesa, AZ
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Camps, Early Intervention, Floortime, General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, 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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Pauline Menefee
(602) 741-3302
4334 West Tierra Buena Lane
Glendale, AZ
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Babysitting / Childcare, Respite, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Christopher J. Nicholls, Ph.D.
(480) 998-2303
8687 East Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ
Support Services
Medical, Psychological Counseling, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Gateway Academy
(480) 209-7975
14255 76th Place
Scottsdale, AZ
Support Services
Education, Private School (Autism Only)

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Alan K. Ketover, M.D., M.D.H.
(602) 381-0800
The Valley Clinic
Paradise Valley, AZ
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Psychological Counseling

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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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