Growing up in a family with a brother or sister with a disability or who has special educational needs doesn’t necessarily change the things all siblings have in common, or the way they behave with each other. There is still rivalry, loyalty, and a lot to enjoy together.

Brothers and sisters want to have ordinary lives and positive relationships with their disabled siblings, even though some of the feelings involved may be stronger and often changing.

Above all else, they usually want their disabled brothers and sisters to get the support they need so that they can have as ordinary a life as possible.

Last reviewed:September 28, 2022 byJennifer

Next review due:March 28, 2023

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