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 a 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: January 24, 2024 by Gemma

Next review due: July 24, 2024

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