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SNAFU - Special Needs Advocates for Understanding
(209) 321-6510
1444 W. Main Street
Ripon, CA
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Activities, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, FastForword, Floortime, Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Lawyers (Family Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Legal Services, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Mult
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Family Resource Network
(209) 472-3674
5250 Claremont Avenue, Suite 235
Stockton, CA
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Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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College Living Experience
(800) 486-5058
Monterey, CA
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Career Counseling, Educational Advocacy, Independent Living Centers, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
Adult

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Justine Sherman & Associates
(626) 355-1729
55 Auburn Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA
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Camps, Floortime, Lindamood Bell, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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FACT (Focus on All Child Therapies)
(310) 475-9620
1637 Malcolm Avenue Suite 2
Los Angeles, CA
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ABA, Therapy Services, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, RDI, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Valley Mountain Regional Center
(209) 473-0951
7109 Danny Dr.
Stockton, CA
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Government/State Agency, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency

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Valley Mountain Regional Center (San Joaquin County (Main Office))
(209) 473-0951
702 North Aurora Street
Stockton, CA
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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Kirstin Hall
(619) 871-5126
2537 Ferdinand Road
San Diego, CA
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Sensory Integration, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Reading & Language Center (Newport Beach)
(949) 474-7955
4041 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 280
Newport Beach, CA
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Academic Assessments, Education, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Support / Tutoring

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Coachella Valley Autism Society of America (CVASA)
(760) 772-1000
P.O. Box 11052
Palm Desert, CA
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Activities, Disability Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization
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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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