Everything You Need to Know When a Brother Or Sister Is by Marsha Sarah Rosenberg

By Marsha Sarah Rosenberg

Our new Coping titles will retain you abreast of inauspicious events and the way to house them.Having a sibling who has autism should be tough for a teenager. Accepting an autistic sibling for who she or he is is probably not effortless, but when adolescents examine the factors, indicators, and coverings for autism, they are going to be in a position to comprehend their brother's or sister's existence and character. through describing the sentiments and stories of people that have autism, this publication illustrates how adolescents can create a robust and detailed dating with their household.

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Page 3 Everything You Need To Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic Marsha Sarah Rosenberg Page 4 Published in 2000 by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. 29 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010 Copyright © 2000 by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. First Edition All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Rosenberg, Marsha Sarah. Everything you need to know when a brother or sister is autistic / Marsha Sarah Rosenberg.

Prader-Willi Syndrome This disorder is characterized by an obsession with food, which causes many people with this syndrome to be overweight. Like autistics, individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome usually exhibit delayed language development, learning disabilities, sleep disturbances, skin picking, temper tantrums, and a high tolerance for pain. The Autistic Savant Autistic savants are individuals with autism who have extraordinary skills and talents. Before 1978, Page 34 these individuals were labeled ''idiot savants'' because they were uneducated in many areas but savants, or geniuses, in others.

In the film, Raymond, played by Dustin Hoffman, shows his memory skills by rattling off ballplayer statistics, memorizing names and numbers in the telephone book, and counting cards in Las Vegas. As a result of this movie, some people believe that all autistic people have these abilities. In reality, only 10 percent of those diagnosed with autism are savants. Page 35 The movie Rain Man introduced autism and the autistic savant to millions of people. Page 36 Some autistic adults live and work independently in the community.

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