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Sibling Support - Genevieve Athens, Autism Lifespan Coach

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Growing up with a brother or sister that has a disability, whether that disability is mental or physical, visible or invisible can be a challenging yet very rewarding experience. How do we minimize the struggles and tap into the joys? How do we make sure that all children in our family are having their needs appropriately met?

Today we're pleased to welcome Genevieve Athens, President of Autism Lifespan Coach to Autism Empowerment Radio to share strategies with our listeners about providing support for siblings of all ages.

Genevieve Athens is the parent of a teenage daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and a neurotypical teenage son. She is the principal of a private practice, Autism Lifespan Coach serving Oregon and SW Washington.

Ms. Athens was Executive Director of the Autism Society of Oregon for 9 years and is on the board of directors for the Autism Research Institute as well as the Editorial Advisory Board for Spectrums Magazine. She has helped thousands of people connect to autism resources and services and is a well-respected public speaker.