How to increase independence in a child with a disability (part 10)

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Let your child with disability do a load of laundry and so what if a white t-shirt got mixed in the wash with the brand new jeans…and it’s now light blue. That’s a lesson!

This is Part 10 of our 10-Part blog series about the challenges and experiences of the siblings of kids with a diagnosis. Be sure to check back for future posts in the series.

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Let It Go – Independence versus vulnerability (part 9)

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It’s wonderful to see my brother reach milestones and see both his self-confidence and his autonomy develop.

This is Part 9 of our 10-Part blog series about the challenges and experiences of the siblings of kids with a diagnosis. Be sure to check back for future posts in the series.

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Decoding “problem” behaviours in children with autism

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Written by Kim Rose & Michael McCann (Autism and Behavioural Science students at Mohawk College)

Is your child exhibiting “problem” behaviour in the home or at school? Perhaps you’ve been wondering why your child with autism is exhibiting these behaviours and what to do about them, or even how to explain those to your child’s school? Read more

Thinking of having another child to care for your child with disability? (Part 8)

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75% of siblings who act as caregivers for an adult with a developmental disability say that caring is their full-time job

This is Part 8 of our 10-Part blog series about the challenges and experiences of the siblings of kids with a diagnosis. Be sure to check back for future posts in the series.

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Should a sibling be the carer for a child with autism or other disabilities? (Part 7)

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Our family has realized that the designation of the ‘future carer’ role isn’t a one-time decision, nor is it necessarily an obvious one.

This is Part 7 of our 10-Part blog series about the challenges and experiences of the siblings of kids with a diagnosis. Be sure to check back for future posts in the series.

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4 Tips to promote sibling relationships for children with disabilities like autism (Part 6)

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Create opportunities for the siblings to share activities together, as equals.

This is Part 6 of our 10-Part blog series about the challenges and experiences of the siblings of kids with a diagnosis. Be sure to check back for future posts in the series.

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