Explaining Aspergers To Your Neurotypical Children

How to help your children understand their sibling that has Aspergers or High-Functioning Autism:



  1. Thank you. This is exactly the thing that we are struggling with at present. Our eldest son (13) has Aspergers, but it is borderline, so it isn't easy to tell when we have some behaviour that is "because he has Aspergers" and when he is just being an ordinary sibling and annoying his brothers. We haven't explained his diagnosis to his 9 and 7 year old brothers, but think it is time now, especially as his youngest brother is having trouble with anger at school and expressed confusion about his oldest brother's behaviour to a counsellor there.

  2. This is a really great video. In our home we make it a point to learn at least one new thing a week about Aspergers. This not only helps my 7 yr. old son understand his diagnosis better; but it also helps him to become more comfortable when explaining Aspergers to other children. I really feel that the more self-aware he becomes the more he will be able to spread his knowledge and enlighten those he meets about the world of Aspergers.