Author: The Autism Blog

Autism and the Sibling’s Perspective Day 4

This week we are featuring the perspectives of siblings that have a brother or sister with autism.

theautismblog: Your name and age:

Margaux, 10 years old.

theautismblog: Your sibling’s name and age:

Audrey, 13 years old.

theautismblog: What kind of things do you do for fun?

I like to swim, play with friends, go online, write, read, and go to the park. Read full post »

Autism and the Sibling’s Perspective Day 3

This week we are featuring the perspectives of siblings that have a brother or sister with autism.

theautismblog: Your name and age:       

My name is Justin and I am 16 years old.

theautismblog: Your sister’s name and age:

My sister’s name is Carolina and she is 14 years old.

theautismblog: What kind of things do you do for fun?

Things I do for fun include running and playing video games. School is something that is very important to me and I use a lot of my free time for school activities. Read full post »

Autism and the Sibling’s Perspective Day 2

theautismblog: Your name and age:

KN, 8.

theautismblog: Your brother’s name and age:

JN, 10.

theautismblog: What kind of things do you do for fun?

For fun I go to camps, swim, watch TV, and play with my babysitter. Read full post »

Autism and the Sibling’s Perspective

If you were to Google the definition of “sibling” this is what you would find, “One of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.” Seems pretty clear, a simple relationship, not very interesting. There’s nothing about frustration, laughter or botched trips to the grocery store. It doesn’t say anything about a friend or a partner in crime. The siblings we got to interview ranged in age from 8-25 and with that their answers. One thing they all had in common is their candid perspectives of what it’s like to have a sibling with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the love they have for their siblings. This week we are going to share those interviews with you. Read full post »

Autism and General Education

We recently connected with elementary school teacher, Chris Cooper, to get his perspective on teaching students with autism in a general education classroom.  Here’s what he had to say:

theautismblog: Can you tell us how you became so familiar with autism? 

Mr. Cooper: I am a fourth grade teacher in a general education class in Washington and I’ve had students with autism in my classroom. But 99.9% of what I know about autism comes from being a stepparent of a child with autism.  Read full post »