Resources for Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister with Special Needs

Brothers and Sisters by Laura Dwight

A book for Kindergarten-Grade 3 children with vignettes told in the first person by or about siblings who have a variety of disabilities from different ethnic backgrounds. What is emphasized most is the normality of family life, especially the ordinary issues that arise between siblings.

The Sibling Slam Book: What It’s Really Like To Have A Brother Or Sister With Special Needs by Don Meyer

A book for 6th Graders and up that’s designed to be ready by siblings of special needs children. The book shares the actual responses of 81 teens to questions like “What life lesson have you learned from being a sib?”  Written in a creative format that helps to bring alive the realness of these teens who share their thoughts and feelings so openly.

The Sibling Support Project
The Sibling Support Project is a national program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs. Visit their website to find out more about holding a Sibshop and search the database of over 350 existing Sibshops and other sibling programs across the United States, Canada and beyond.

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