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Music Therapy Services of South Dakota
(605) 371-1529
3304 S. Florence Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Music Therapy, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Social Skills Training, 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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Prairie Freedom Center for Independent Living VSA Arts
(605) 367-5630
301 South Garfield Avenue, #9
Sioux Falls, SD
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Residential Facility

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Sioux Vocational Services, Inc.
(605) 336-7100
4100 S. Western Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Residential, Residential Facility, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Center for Disabilities AUCD
(605) 357-1439
The University of South Dakota Dept. of Pediatrics
Sioux Falls, SD
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Medical, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Childrens Care Hospital & School
(605) 782-2379 or 1-800-584-9294.
2501 W. 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Center for Disabilities
(605) 333-7178
University of South Dakota, School of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics, 1100 S
Sioux Falls, SD
Support Services
Training/Seminars

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South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(605) 331-2927
P.O. Box 308
Sioux Falls, SD
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, Support Organization

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Here4Youth
(605) 271-6327
Sioux Falls, SD
Support Services
Babysitting / Childcare, Respite, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Special Olympics South Dakota
(605) 331-4117 or 1-800-585-2114
305 West 39th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Support Services
Other, Support Organization

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Childrens Care Hospital and School
(605) 782-2300
2501 W. 26th St.
Sioux Falls, SD
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Aquatic Therapy, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Government/State Agency, Helpful Websites, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Residential, Residential Facility, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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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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