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 Meeting:  2 September 2014 

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       Sara Collins, 325 733 8346








   Hi, Im Jessie Stanek, an intern at the Organization for Autism Research (OAR).

   This summer OAR is working on a project to help support some of the greatest autism advocates: the siblings of children with autism. These siblings play an important role in the family, acting often as a friend, teacher, therapist, and playmate to their brother or sister with autism. They also experience unique worries and challenges, and may need a little extra support to work through these issues.

   Our first step in developing a new resource for these siblings is surveying adolescent sibs, as well as parents, about their experiences with a sibling on the spectrum. Their answers to questions about public life, family life, how you explain autism, and the struggles and joys of the sibling relationship will help us better understand what siblings need and how we can help.

   It would be a huge help to us if you could put a link to the survey on your page, or help pass it along to parents and siblings of someone with autism. The more responses we can get, the better our resource will ultimately be!

The survey can be found here:
And it is open to
1) Adolescent siblings (ages 12-18) and
2) Parents of both a child with autism and a child without

   Thank you for your help, and if you have any questions, Id be happy to e-mail you or give you a call.

Take care,
Jessie Stanek
Programs and Community Outreach Intern
Organization for Autism Research
2000 North 14th Street, Suite 240
Arlington, VA 22201










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