A Sibling's Guide to Autism

You are probably reading this guide because your brother or sister has been diagnosed with autism. You have come to the right place!

You are likely experiencing lots of different feelings right now – you might be worried, scared, surprised, confused, sad or even mad. It is normal for you to have a mix of  emotions because your life is now going to be a little different.

This guide is for siblings like you to understand a little bit more about autism and learn what you can do to help your brother or sister and take care of yourself. You will also read some great stories from autism siblings just like you!

Sections include:

  • About Autism
  • Learning About the Diagnosis
  • How You Can Help
  • How to Ask for Help
  • Five Tips for Brothers and Sisters
  • Words from Autism Siblings Like You

Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.

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You can also reach the Autism Response Team by phone or email: 888-288-4762, en Espanol 888-772-7050, or