Siblings of Children with Special Needs or Autism Spectrum Disorders
The sibling relationship is the longest lasting relationship. Having a sibling with special needs or on the autism spectrum comes with unique opportunities and inherent challenges that can create complex, confusing and contradictory feelings including love, joy, pride, anger, frustration, fear, sadness, resentment, jealousy, confusion, embarrassment and isolation. Siblings sometimes feel left out, overlooked or pressure to be the mature, responsible child. At CAAT we feel it is important to treat and support the entire family. We believe family members are interconnecting parts that influence one another. In addition to providing support and treatment tailored to individual goals, we teach coping strategies and communication skills to improve relationships with parents and siblings.
Sibling Support: CAAT offers ongoing support to siblings of those on the autism spectrum; we help siblings increase knowledge and understanding, share frustrations and coping strategies, and feel supported.
Parent Support for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
CAAT offers ongoing support for parents to help them develop networks, share coping strategies and connect with resources. We understand that social challenges or an autism spectrum diagnosis can feel overwhelming and difficult to manage. For a list of our recommended resources, click HERE.