You are not the only one!
There are many young people growing up with brothers and sisters affected by autism. We call these young people siblings. Sibling is another word for brother or sister.
When you grow up with someone who is disabled or has an illness, there are both good things and difficult things about it. It’s like this in all families, even if nobody is affected by autism.
It is normal to have a mixture of feelings.
Sometimes siblings like being with their brother or sister and enjoy each others company. At other times they really don’t want to do anything with them. This is normal. It is normal to sometimes feel caring and protective, and sometimes to feel totally fed up and irritated with your brother or sister.
Parents are often very busy looking after the disabled person. This sometimes means that you don’t get as much attention from your parent. Sometimes you may wish you had more information about autism or about coping with difficult things that happen.
What we do…
- Arts and Crafts
- Dance and Drama
- Soft play area and outdoor play area
- Cinema and theatre trips
- Outward bound residential trips
- Mountain biking
- Go Karting
- Educational Sessions
- Social meetings/parties
- Water sports
- Training and Support
Sibz aims to enhance the lives of siblings by providing them with information and support, and enable them to participate in a range of activities outside their normal home and caring environment.