Date of Award

Spring 5-21-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

MA - Master of Arts


Expressive Therapies


Carla Velazquez-Garcia


Focusing on the neurotypically developing siblings of child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is essential in order to understand how the diagnosis affects the family overall. Sibling relationships are essential in how a person develops in their family system, but due to the symptoms of the ASD diagnoses there can be challenges. By using a family systems approach, the present literature review discusses adjustment in the neurotypically developing sibling, the roles they take on in their family, and how art therapy can be used to alleviate some stressors for both the child diagnosed with ASD and their neurotypically developing sibling.

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