Today we’re in the family room, talking to Rebekah Herskovitz, a 17-year-old high school junior and autism sibling, who also happens to be Janeen’s daughter. We’ll be talking about her experience as an autism sib, what she’s learned from her personal struggles, and her advice for your family.
In this episode you will discover:
- What autism is like from the sibling’s perspective.
- What you can do to help your sibs cope.
- How Rebekah overcame her own personal struggles while growing up with an autistic brother.
- Why a sense of humor is so important.
Giveaway: Autism Sibs Tips Guide
Rebekah, or “Bekah,” as she is known to those closest to her, is a junior in the St. Johns County Center for the Arts at St. Augustine High School. She is studying drama and musical theater, and hopes to pursue a career someday as an opera singer. Bekah has been acting and signing since she was five years old, performing in community theater productions and studying voice. She enjoys cooking, video games, anything related to Broadway, and has a wicked sense of humor.