The ripple effect of autism

Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region was featured in a story in the Spring 2011 issue of Chicago Special Parent Magazine. The story focused on our staff member Holly Aldrich. Holly runs a group for siblings of children with special needs, and working with siblings has given her insight into how autism and other disabilities affect everyone in the family. From the article:

“The disability has a ripple effect on how parents see the world and how the siblings see the world,” she says. “Oftentimes the siblings have their own set of issues, but they can get overlooked.

They’re expected to be fine. But having a disabled sibling changes their world, too.”

Read more about Holly and this wonderful group of siblings at Chicago Parent Magazine — it’s a great read!


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