Autism Sibling Support Groups Syracuse NY

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Autism Sibling Support Groups. You will find helpful, informative articles about Autism Sibling Support Groups, including "12 important needs of siblings and tips to address these needs". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Syracuse, NY that will answer all of your questions about Autism Sibling Support Groups.

Jarrod W. Smith, Esq., P.L.L.C.
(315) 472-4479
120 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Educational Advocacy, Lawyers (Family Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts), Lawyers (Vaccine Lawsuits)
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Facilitated Communication Institute
(315) 443-9657
School of Education, Syracuse University, 370 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Research, Training/Seminars

Data Provided By:
Enable
(315) 455-7591
1603 Court Street
Syracuse, NY
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Aquatic Therapy, Assistive Technology, Camps, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Sherry Rogers, MD
(315) 488-2856
2800 W. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

Data Provided By:
FEAT of CNY
(315) 638-4058
51 Carousel Lane
Baldwinsville, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

Data Provided By:
Ronald VanNorstrand, Esq.
(315) 422-3300
201 East Jefferson Street, Suite 530
Syracuse, NY
Support Services
Legal Services

Data Provided By:
Facilitated Communication Institute, School of Education, Syracuse University
(315) 443-9657
370 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Other, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Alternative Autism Solutions
(315) 449-0040
Syracuse, NY
Support Services
Psychological Counseling, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

Data Provided By:
Learning Disabilities Associaton of New York - Central New York
(315) 432-0665
722 West Manlius Street
East Syracuse, NY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

Data Provided By:
Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Central New York
(315) 638-4058
51 Carousel Lane
Baldwinsville, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Autism Support Network