AutismDiagnosisEducationEmploymentEntitlements
WellbeingGet InvolvedResources

Siblings

OAR_YoungSiblingsResource.pdfmy-brother-is-an-astronaut-storybook.pdf

Silent Sibling

A poem from lived experience by Julie, an En-Fold mentor/befriender

Today will be a good day.
While her sibling watches on

We've done all the preparation
While her sibling watches on

Bags full of necessities to make the trip feel safe. Everyone excited
While her sibling watches on

What possibly could go wrong
While her sibling watches on  

I hold her tight just out of sight
While her sibling watches on

We'll maybe come another day
While her sibling watches on

What do I do I cannot choose
While her sibling watches on

I am on my knees, who do I please
While her sibling watches on

My daughter cannot cope today
While her sibling watches on

It didn't go to plan today
While her sibling watches on

We have to leave. Back to the car
While her sibling follows on

© 2021 En-Fold. All Rights Reserved.
We are registered as a charity in England and Wales (1180998)
En-Fold, PO BOX 7190, Kettering, Northamptonshire. NN16 6RF

Disclaimer: En-Fold does not endorse treatments, interventions and therapies but lists them so people can make informed choice. This site is for information purposes only and is a starting point for readers to look into options that may fit or resonate. Remember, therapies for autism, like any condition, should be discussed with a trusted medical practitioner or certified therapist before use. All information, data and material contained, presented or provided here is for general information purposes only and is not to be construed as reflecting the knowledge or opinions of En-Fold, or as providing legal or medical advice. All treatment decisions should be made by the individual in consultation with a health care provider. Case studies provided are done so in good faith, and based on the personal experience of the individual submitting them. En-Fold are in no way endorsing the establishments that are mentioned but offering peer reviews to inform readers.