Stéphanie Claudel, Philippe Claudon: being the sibling of an autistic person

The authors offer some reflections on the experience of autistic persons’ siblings, and explores the mark the autistic context leaves on the process of subjectivation in adolescence. The analysis focuses on the structuration of body image and on the evolution of narcissistic and objectal investments in relation to the potential for subjective differentiation from the family environment. We will conclude by presenting some suggestions for further research and ideas about prevention.

Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 429-437.