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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Brothers and sisters ... the longest relationship most of us will ever have

Brothers and sisters of people with Down syndrome, generally report very positive relationships, but we can't assume that everyone doesn't have some difficulty at least some times. For some, the relationship might often be fraught, depending on circumstances. If you would like information on supporting siblings across all age groups, the Down Syndrome NSW library will be able to assist. Contact

Siena Ruggeri, The Mighty, 9th November 2015
When I connect with other siblings, we typically agree there are some serious misconceptions about our lives. I believe the disabled community needs a bigger discussion on how to best address the needs of siblings, too. By sharing my perspective, I aim to help parents and caregivers better understand the sibling experience ...

Mom Writes The Most Priceless Letter To Siblings Of A Special Needs Child
Hrtwarming, 9th July 2015
... Did you know your parents watch you and your sibling's interactions on a daily basis and their heart literally wants to burst our of their body with pride and love? They notice ...

Is this a 'pity party'?
Kate Strohm, Siblings Australia (blog), 22nd October 2015
The following was written by a parent of a person with disability on a social media discussion group re disability.
I have heard this garbage of the 'poor siblings' and how hard they have it several times in the past and my response will remain the same: What is so hard about it? What is hard is for anyone to have such self-centred siblings who are so focussed on their own little pity party about their 'hard' life! Yes children (Persons under 18 years of age) who are siblings of a child with disabilities should have support but ….
I hear this type of sentiment over and over and it saddens me for so many reasons ...

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