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

Autism
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)

Autism Siblings
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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How I cultivated my relationship with my brother who has autism (Part 5)

Siblings with Autism
I encourage parents to provide opportunities and space for the relationship to grow on their own terms.

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How to explain a diagnosis like autism to siblings (Part 4)

Autism Diagnosis Conversation
Parents are often also concerned about the impact their child’s difficulties has on their siblings.

This is Part 4 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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How I learned about my brother’s autism diagnosis (Part 3)

Autism
Our parents made the brave decision to share their journey with as they were learning.

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Are video games associated with depression in preadolescents?

VideoGames_Depression

Written by Marie-Eve Dubios

Well, it sure sounds that way according to a recent study conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center. While there is a wealth of research showing how exposure to violent video games leads to increases in aggressive behaviours, the study conducted by Dr. Susan Toladero and her colleagues (2014) was among the first to show that preadolescents who are exposed to violent video games for more than 2 hours per day are also at risk of becoming depressed. Read more