SIBLINGS OF AUTISTIC KIDS
If you are the sibling of a child with autism, then let me tell you something… YOU ARE AWESOME!
I am sure there are many people out there who have brothers or sisters who are autistic, and I applaud them for being supportive understanding, helpful and caring whilst maintaining a special bond with the autistic child.
To begin with, I would like to say that initially its not easy to live with an autistic child. Slowly, as you start learning more about their needs, how they communicate in their unique ways, and what puts them off… the whole situation gets a lot easier. Trust me. If you are in a tough spot right now, my advice to you is just be patient and go with the flow. The most important thing to remember is that always show the child how much you love them. Switch off the television, put the laptop aside, and spend time with your sibling. They will appreciate you for it. As autistic kids have problems with social interaction, many of them find it hard to make friends. Its very important to form a special bond with your autistic brother or sister, not only to help them, but to help yourself as well. Having this bond with them, will make it easier for you to interact and act accordingly, and it will also keep them feeling happy and involved; let them know that you will always be there for them.
I have a lot of advice to share with siblings of autistic kids, as I myself have an autistic brother and there is a lot that I have learned firsthand due to this. In the future, I will be writing more posts on this matter. In the meantime, if you are the sibling of an autistic child and have ANY questions regarding this, please feel free to leave your question as a comment below. Follow this blog to get updates.
I love my brother more than words could ever describe. It is a very important for siblings of autistic kids to be understanding and cooperative. Be patient and just enjoy the time that you have with them! My brother is an extremely cheerful guy. The two of have loads of fun together. I am grateful to have him in my life… I learn so much about life from him everyday. Always remember to cherish the people you love. Enjoy and embrace life