Siblings Perspectives: Guidelines for Parents

Throughout numerous accounts of parents and siblings of children with disabilities, it becomes very clear; when a child in the family has a disability, it affects the whole family. This article is meant to arm you with important information and practical suggestions for helping and supporting siblings of children on the autism spectrum.

Autism Collaborative Center

The Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) at Eastern Michigan University is a therapeutic learning environment designed from the ground up with your child's success in mind. ACC's staff is comprised of interdisciplinary professionals with specialized education and training in autism. ACC provides clients with a wide variety of therapeutic and behavioral services all under one roof, including sibling support.

Autistic Play Place

Play-Place is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to provide a fun-filled, judgment-free, haven of hope for families affected by autism and other special needs. Offers a unique play-powered environment, combining education and recreation with a variety of social, occupational and physical therapeutic overtones.. Designed to promote cognitive and social development, sensory integration, balance & coordination, endless hours of excitement, as well as professional support services and respite relief for parents and siblings. Admission is $7 per parent and $3 per child.