The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities

The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities

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Overview

If you're a teenaged or adult brother or sister of someone with a disability, then this book is expressly for you. It offers a sense that you're not alone, tips on how to talk to your parents about plans for your sibling, and a crash course in guardianship, medical & legal issues, and government benefits if you're already caring for your sib.

Edited by experts in the field of disabilities and sibling relationships, The Sibling Survival Guide focuses on the topmost concerns identified in a survey of hundreds of siblings. The chapter authors—experienced siblings and service providers—offer practical information and anecdotes about:

  • statistics & research about siblings
  • younger siblings' feelings
  • impact on your life decisions
  • caring for multiple generations
  • aging and disability
  • taking care of yourself
  • getting services & advocacy
  • future planning
Parents, counselors, and disability service agencies will also want a copy of this useful and upbeat book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606130131
Publisher: Woodbine House
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 742,336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Don Meyer is the director of the Sibling Support Project, creator of Sibshops, and author of books for siblings. He lives with his family in Seattle, Washington.

Emily Holl is a licensed social worker, sibling, and writer. She and her family reside in Brooklyn, New York.

What People are Saying About This

author, Special Siblings: Growing Up with Someone with a Disability - Mary McHugh

If you are looking for absolutely the most up-to-date information of crucial importance to brothers and sisters of people with disabilities, you must add this book to your collection. Don Meyer and Emily Holl, top experts in this field, have carefully researched every source that will answer all your questions about how best to take care of your brother or sister now and in the future.

Mary McHugh

If you are looking for absolutely the most up-to-date information of crucial importance to brothers and sisters of people with disabilities, you must add this book to your collection. Don Meyer and Emily Holl, top experts in this field, have carefully researched every source that will answer all your questions about how best to take care of your brother or sister now and in the future.

—Mary McHugh, author, Special Siblings: Growing Up with Someone with a Disability

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