Episode 4 – Siblings.
There are four reasons that siblings need to know about a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum.
- They need to know why the child with the diagnosis displays behaviours and why they sometimes get away with the behaviour
- So they can explain the diagnosis to their friends
- Why some friendships may fail when they have a sibling with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum
- To understand their own emotional needs and the needs of the of the child with the diagnosis
Duration 11 minutes
These podcasts are based on my book “Disclosing the Diagnosis” which is available on my website: www.annatullemans.com.au . Each chapter gives specific ideas and encouragement on how to approach the topic of diagnosis and how to explain it in language that people will understand. It includes chapters for grandparents, siblings and extended family members.