Saturday, June 07, 2008

Program aims to allay siblings' worries, fears

Todd Hamelin (left) plays with his brother Ryan while their brother Kevin mows the lawn. Ryan and Kevin both have autism. (Ellen Harasimowicz for the Boston Globe)

Siblings of children with autism often live in a confusing world filled with conflicting emotions. A Massachusetts autism center hopes to help them find others who understand at a series of monthly meetings. "It really does help me," said Todd Hamelin, a 15-year-old high school freshman. "I can be myself. They all know what I'm going through." The Boston Globe

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