Podcast: Acknowledge Him as a Person (.5 CEUs)
BCBA Kelly Bermingham and Jen Lucero are joined by Jen's son, Ethan, for a candid discussion about Ethan's experience growing up with an ASD sibling. 34 minutes. (0.5 CEUs)
Get an 'Insiders' perspective on childhood siblings and ASD.
BCBA Kelly Bermingham and Jen Lucero are joined by Jen's son, Ethan, for a candid discussion about growing up with an ASD sibling.
Acknowledge Him as a Person
0-3 minutes: Jen Lucero and Kelly Bermingham are joined by Jen’s son Ethan to discuss being a sibling to children with ASD.
3 minutes: Ethan recalls his childhood with Dylan and reflects on his attitude now as a college student, versus then, and emphasizes his need and desire to stay involved with his family. Dylan and Jen reflect on the unique challenges Covid has caused in Dylan’s transition to young adulthood.
9 minutes: Kelly and Ethan discuss friendships and the effect that peers and others have on ASD individuals, including the importance of having friends who are inclusive and accepting of individuals with ASD. Jen comments on the fact that Ethan has served as both a brother and an advocate for Dylan.
17 minutes: Kelly reflects on the influence that her mother had on her attitude toward disabilities and acceptance.
18 minutes: Jen and Ethan discuss the importance of involving the siblings in the process, discussions, and decisions regarding care for an individual with ASD, emphasizing the need to be candid and honest.
26 minutes: Kelly acknowledges Ethan’s special characteristics and attitudes as a sibling of a child with ASD, and reflects on Ethan’s experience with ASD from a very early age.
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