Having a sibling on the autism spectrum


In this section you can find out about the experience of having a brother or sister on the autism spectrum, by listening to people share their personal stories on film.  Researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 14 siblings in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as family life, highs and lows and thinking about the future. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.


This section is based on research by the Health Experiences Research Group.

Research Copyright 2019 University of Oxford All rights reserved

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Department of Health

Publication date: February 2011
Last updated: August 2018.
Review date: August 2020.

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