Understanding Brothers on the Autism Spectrum - Video

RECOMMENDED BY THE LIBRARY JOURNAL AND THE SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL -- and a "Recommended Intervention Resource for Autism Spectrum Disorders" Yale Autism Resource Program of the Yale Child Study Center.   Read Reviews

The Puberty Video for Boys with Asperger Syndrome

Audience: Siblings and parents of children who have autism.


This video contains four programs; three for siblings of different ages and developmental levels, and one for their parents.


The sibling programs are for children ages 4 to 7, ages 7 to 12, and ages 12 to adult.  The programs explore how siblings have learned to get along with, support, and enjoy brothers and sisters who have a range of autism conditions.  The programs also can help parents understand the special needs of their neurotypical children. The segment for siblings ages 4 to 7 features puppets and the segments for older siblings feature interviews with brothers and sisters.  We interviewed mothers and fathers for the parent segments.


After viewing these programs, siblings should have a better understanding that their brothers and sisters aren't trying to be difficult, and should be more willing to treat them with tolerance, caring, and respect.


In this video, you'll see interviews with family members supporting children with autism.  We produced a similar program, Understanding Brothers and Sisters with Asperger Syndrome, that contains interviews with different families supporting children who have Asperger Syndrome or autism spectrum disorder - level 1.


Combined Program Length: 94 minutes




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Library Journal

This program is a great resource for families who have children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and siblings who are neurotypical (NT). The DVD is divided into four programs, three geared toward children of various ages and one for parents. The filmmakers brilliantly use interviews with NT siblings and parents to document the issues...

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