Autism Office Hours: – Siblings, COVID and Autism: Finding a Balance

The Autism Programs is pleased to announce our latest Webcast: Autism Office Hours, which addresses issues that our siblings of children with autism have to face during a pandemic. Please join our Facilitator, Debra Montana and her webcast partner, Jayme Swalby, as they share a conversation with Psychologist, BCBA and lecturer at the UNM College of Education, Dr. Megan Martins; family leader, advocate and Coordinator of Recreational Services of the Autism Programs, Mariah Montoya; and a previous graduate of Partners in Policymaking, a UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Student, family leader and advocate, Marissa Swalby. This discussion focuses on addressing several issues that siblings face when attempting to balance self-care and supports for their siblings with autism spectrum disorder. We understand and agree that during a pandemic, everything feels much more difficult to balance. Listen to how this amazing group of professionals discuss not only how to address those issues, but they compassionately remind us of ways to practice self-care and to be more patient with ourselves.