Disability - brothers and sisters
disability; brothers; sisters; siblings;;
When your child has a disability it affects everyone in the family including brothers and sisters (siblings). How brothers and sisters react to having a sibling with a disability can depend on the kind of disability, their age, the age of the child with the disability and how it's managed in the family. It will also depend on how parents support all the children in the family.
Parenting SA - A partnership between the Department for Education and Child Development and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.
- Parent Easy Guide 61 Disability - brothers and sisters
- Other Parent Easy Guides include Developmental delay, Children with a disability, Child abuse, Protecting your child from sexual abuse
- For information for siblings (children, young people and adults as well as parents), a directory of sibling support services and relevant books for different ages
Raising Children Network
Carers Australia (SA)
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.