Community Resources

Community Resources

COLORADO

  • Megan’s Place – Group care for children with disabilities in Arvada, CO.
  • Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) – Colorado nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1998 to provide respite and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
  • Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) – The mission of the Sibling Leadership Network is to provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.
  • Sibling Support Project – Founded in 1990, the Sibling Support Project is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.
  • Temple Grandin School – TGS provides a comprehensive program to address all of the socio-academic needs of our students with Asperger’s syndrome or similar learning profiles
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Recommended Media

  • Websites for Siblings
  • Books for Parents about Siblings
    • Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families by Sandra Harris PhD & Beth Glasberg PhD
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder Sibling Support: 15 Practical Tips for Parents & Caregivers by Trish Thorpe
  • Sibling books
    • My Brother Charlie- by Holly Robinson Peete & Ryan Elizabeth Peete (elementary age)
    • Leah’s Voice- by Lori DeMonia (elementary age)
    • Tacos Anyone? By Marvie Ellis (elementary age)- Bilingual book
    • Brotherly Feelings: Me, My Emotions, and My Brother with Asperger’s Syndrome by Sam Frender & Rob Schiffmiller (elementary age)
    • What About Me? A book by and for an Autism Sibling by Brennan & Mandy Farmer (elementary age)
    • Understanding Samantha: A Sibling’s Perspective of Autism by Dustin Daniels (elementary age)
    • Autism: The Invisible Cord- Barbara Cain (middle school)
    • Rules- Cynthia Lord (middle school)
    • Everybody is Different- Fiona Bleach (elementary/early middle school)
    • The Reason I Jump- Naoki Higashida (middle school)
    • Same but Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express by Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete, & RJ Peete (middle school/high school)
    • The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers & Sisters of Adults with Disabilities by Don Meyer & Emily Holl (high school/adults)
    • Memoirs by Siblings
    • Boy Alone: A Brother’s Memoir by Karl Greensfeld
    • How to be a Sister: A love story with a twist of autism by Eileen Garvin
    • The Ride Together: A Brother & Sister’s Memoir of Autism in the Family by Paul & Judy
    • Karasik At Home in the Land of Oz: My Sister, Autism, and Me by Anne Barnhill
    • Crystal Puzzle: Growing Up with a Sister with Asperger’s by Ashley Nance

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