10 Great Books if You Have a Sibling with Special Needs

BY KENDALL RAYBURN Being the sibling of a special needs individual comes with a lot of “extras” and sometimes this can be difficult to navigate on your own. We wanted to compile a list of ten great books that may be helpful to anyone traveling this journey who are looking to hear from others going...

The Sibling Support Project | Website

About the Sibling Support Project: Founded in 1990, the Sibling Support Project is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.   We’ve published books for and about brothers and sisters, host online groups for teen and adult...

5 Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families

Making sure the other kids get what they need, too By Alyson Krueger When Sophie Kleinhandler was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder at 8, one thing that meant a lot to her was the support of her sister Rachel. “My older sister started worrying about me,” Sophie recalled, “and she told me something really special. There’s a...

Siblings of Children with Disabilities

    Avidan Milevsky Ph.D. “What about me?” Enhancing the Lives of Siblings of Children with Disabilities Posted Jun 06, 2014 A combination of societal and legislative changes have made the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families more comfortable in comparison to the way things were throughout history. From educational to industrial institutions,...

Eight things siblings of children with special needs struggle with

By Jamie Davis Smith December 20, 2016 Having a sibling with special needs is a reality many children are born into, including my three typically developing children.  Of all the things my children experience that I never did, their experience of growing up with a sister with significant disabilities is something I struggle to understand,...