Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Familiesby Sandra L. Harris
Confronted with the intense demands of caring for a child with autism, parents often struggle to meet the needs of their other children. Now in a new edition, Siblings of Children with Autism takes an in-depth look at what it is like to grow up as a sibling of a child with autism. This useful book addresses a full range of questions and concerns, including how to explain autism to siblings, how to help siblings share their feelings, and how to balance the needs of the entire family. The new edition also includes a chapter about the concerns and responsibilities of adult siblings. It is important for parents to see autism through the eyes of their other children, and this book will be immensely helpful throughout that process.
Meet the Author
Sandra L. Harris is a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and the Department of Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Dr. Harris is also the editor of Woodbine House's Topics in Autism series and the co-author of the books Right from the Start (2007), Reaching Out, Joining In (2001) and Incentives for Change (2004).
Beth A. Glasberg is the Director of Glasberg Behavioral Consulting Services, LLC, and the Coordinator for the Masters Program in Applied Psychology, Behavior Analysis Concentration, at Rider University. She is also the author of the Woodbine House books Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism (2006) and Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior!(2008).
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