There has been an increasing awareness about autism in the last thirty years. Only recently, however, have resources begun to appear that address the concerns of siblings. The following books, movies and websites can be helpful to adult siblings and families.

Books About Siblings and Families
A Difference in the Family: Living with a Disabled Child, Dr. Helen Featherstone, Penguin Books, 1982

Being the Other One: Growing up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs, Kate Strohm, Shambhala Publications, 2005

The Normal One, Life with a Difficult or Damaged Sibling, Jeanne Safer, Free Press, 2002

Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families, Sandra L. Harris and Beth Glasberg, Woodbine House, 2003

Books by Siblings
That Went Well: Adventures in Caring for My Sister, Terrell Harris Dougan, Hyperion, 2009

Riding the Bus With My Sister: A True Life Journey, Rachel Simon, Plume, 2002

The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister’s Memoir of Autism in the Family, Paul and Judy Karasik, Washington Square Press, 2002

Thicker Than Water: Essays by Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities, edited by Don Meyer, Woodbine House, 2009

Books by Adults with Autism
Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism
, Kamran Nazeer, Bloomsbury, 2006

Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic, Donna Williams, Perennial, 2002

Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports From My Life with Autism, Temple Grandin, Doubleday, 1995

Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Temple Grandin and Margaret Scariano, Warner Books, 1996

Books by Parents
The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child, Clara Claiborne Park, Little, Brown and Company, 1967

Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter’s Life with Autism, Clara Claiborne Park, Little, Brown and Company, 2001

Making Peace with Autism: One Family’s Struggle, Discovery and Unexpected Gifts, Susan Senator, Trumpeter, 2006

Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph Over Autism, Catherine Maurice, Ballantine Books, 1993

Autism: The Musical
, 2007

The Black Balloon, 2008

Snowcake, 2006

Rain Man, 1988

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, 1993

Autism Bloggers
Julia Roxwath, The Daily Beast

John Elder Robison, Psychology Today

Web Resources for Siblings and Families
Sibnet on Face Book

Siblings Australia Face Book


Support Project listserv

Yahoo Groups sibling listserv

Foggy Rock online community

Sibling Support Project

Siblings Australia

Autism Society of America

Autism Speaks

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