Sibling Support

What is the Sibling Support Group?

The Sibling Support Group links siblings and young carers in the Grampian area with others who understand what it’s like to have a sibling on the autism spectrum. The group provides the opportunity for siblings and young carers to participate in new activities and socialise with people who understand their situation, while also developing their knowledge and understanding of ASCs.

Who is it for?

The Sibling Support Group is open to any child of school age (up to 18 years) who has a sibling or other family member with an Autism Spectrum Condition.

When does it run?

The group runs six sessions a year during the school holidays between 9.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Contact us for further information about upcoming dates.

Where is it held?

Sibling Support Group meetings are held at our premises on Carnie Drive in Central Aberdeen.

“The staff are always friendly and helpful.”

“We are very happy with support from GAS, both for our daughter and our whole family.”

“While growing up as the sibling of someone with autism can certainly be trying, most siblings cope very well.

It is important to remember that while having a sibling with autism is a challenge to a child, it is not an insurmountable obstacle.

Most children handle the challenge effectively, and many of them respond with love, grace and humour far beyond their years.”

Dr Sandra Harris, Ph.D

Professor emerita at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and executive director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University.

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For more information, please contact Shona Hepburn on 01224 277900, or use this contact form.

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