B5-G: Supporting Siblings of Individuals with ASD, Related Disabilities and Medical Complexities

Sibling relationships are a vital part in the stability and preservation of the family unit. This presentation will explore the challenges a youth may face while growing up with a sibling who has a disability. The presenter will review topics such as, ways to talk with siblings about applicable family member diagnoses, guiding siblings through the various emotions they may experience, and creating an environment that fosters and supports the needs of the sibling without a disability.


1. How to effectively discuss a diagnosis with a sibling.

2. Understanding various emotions siblings may experience growing up with a sibling with disabilities

3. Effectively creating an environment that supports the sibling without a disability.

Family Health & Wellness Mental Health


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