- Have an open dialogue with your parents – early and often.
You know how your parents are usually the ones who bring up uncomfortable topics and force you to have “those talks”? Hate to tell you, but you may have to break the ice on this one. Parents feel their job is to protect you and often will not involve you in conversations concerning your brother or sister. Ask them to. Let them know you want to be informed and in the loop. The more educated you are the better. You will feel like you have more control and feel empowered. Autism is not a single-person disability and this impacts you, so speak up. Ask questions and ask them often.