Whether you are setting up a sibling group for the first time or have been running groups for many years, this section will give you guidelines and activities to help you run your group
Giving information on Autism
Siblings hear from people with ASD their stories of how the condition has affected them. The film is very short (about 10 minutes long) and includes many examples and scenarios that siblings who have a brother or sister with ASD will recognise.
It is an activity that could follow the Definition of ASD trees activity
You will need
A is for Autism, DVD, TV, and DVD player.
How to do it
Inform the siblings that you are holding a screening of 'A is for autism' and that they are film critics sent to review the film. Dim the lights and hand out the popcorn.
After the film discuss the siblings' observations of the film.
Examples of questions to ask:
What sorts of things were the people in the video fascinated or obsessed with?
How did they hear and see things differently from other people?
Does your brother or sister do anything similar to those on the film?
Does your brother or sister do anything different?