01-05-2012 | Book Review
Siblings and Autism: Stories Spanning Generations
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2012Log in om toegang te krijgen
A review was conducted for ‘D.L. Cumberland and B.R. Mills (Eds), Siblings and Autism: Stories spanning generations and cultures. Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011, 239 pp., ISBN 978-1-84905-831-5, $18.95 (paper)’. In comparison with similar literature on families and their perspectives on a family member being diagnosed with autism and/or growing up autistic, Cumberland and Mills (Siblings and Autism: stories spanning generations and cultures. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Philadelphia, USA, 2011) editing positions the writers as a previously poorly accessed population; the siblings of children with autism. Narratives from those siblings, now in their adulthood, give a rare insight on the variability of the disorder’s development and outcomes for the individual and the family.