Sibling Resources

At the ASCV, we are passionate about supporting the whole family, and this includes siblings, who often play a very important role in the lives of autistic individuals and their families. On this page, you will find information about opportunities we have at the ASCV for siblings, organizations who do work focused on supporting siblings, and other resources including interactive workbooks, engaging stories, and first-hand perspectives. 
ASCV’s Executive Director, Ann Flippin, is the proud older sister to a young man with autism, and here is what she has to say about how he has impacted her life:
“I have learned many valuable things on our journey together, through its many stages, twists and turns. While my personal autism journey has felt quite challenging and overwhelming at times, it has also been extremely meaningful and transformative.
My brother has taught me:
  • the importance of patience
  • to have great compassion and empathy for others
  • about resilience and never giving up no matter how hard it can get
  • to celebrate the little things, and also to not sweat the small things in life
  • just how strong the power of unconditional love is
My brother and our journey together have made me into the person I am today, and without him I know I would not have this incredible and rewarding life!”


  • ASCV National Sibling Day 2021 Facebook Panel
  • Sibshop Group – This group is for youth ages 7-13 who have a sibling with a disability. For more information and to find out when our next meeting is, visit our ASCV Program and Event Calendar.
  • Information & Referral – Our Information & Referral service provides one-on-one guidance to caregivers, individuals with autism, and professionals on a variety of topics (typically by phone and email) to connect them with the best possible local, state, and national resources.