We exist too

We exist tooThis report published by the National Autistic Society profiles the experiences of siblings of adults with autism.

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Many people still think of autism as a childhood disorder, but it is in fact a lifelong condition. The needs of adults with autism can be overlooked and, crucially, so can the needs of the people who care for them.

This report explores the role that siblings play in their brothers’ and sisters’ lives, their concerns for the future, and how local authorities and statutory services can address those concerns and provide the support that siblings need.