Reﬂections on Life With a Brother or Sister on the Autism Spectrum
Sibling relationships involving a brother or sister with an autism spectrum dis-order can present enormous emotional challenges for everyone involved. This exceptional collection of deeply moving first-person excerpts from interviews with 20 siblings offers in-depth coverage of the issues of paramount concern to typical siblings like establishing boundaries and resentment. A chapter devoted to coping strategies is enhanced by end-of-chapter professional advice on how to maximize the sibling relationship. Foreword by Sandra L. Harris.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Lynne Stern Feiges, ESQ, has been working in the field of autism for 20 years, and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1990. She is the Director of the Division of Research and Training at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University. Her clinical and research interests center on identifying best practice, ABA techniques, evaluating the impact of ABA in learners with autism, and maximizing family members’ expertise and adaptation. She has written numerous articles and two books on autism (with Sandra Harris), Right From the Start and Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism.
Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA-D, grew up in New Jersey with three brothers, two of whom have developmental disabilities. A freelance writer and attorney, she lives out West with her husband and daughter.