Growing up is never easy, but it’s even more challenging for siblings of children with special needs. At a time in their lives when all they really want to do is fit in, the reality of their situation prevents them from doing so. This book addresses many of the common thoughts, concerns, and feelings expressed by young adults who have siblings with special needs. It gets at the root of what is truly important: knowledge, empowerment, and perspective.
This is an important resource for all young adults who have a sibling with special needs. It gives a voice to topics that are often unexpressed, but are critical in the development of a healthy sense of self and strong family relationships. Young adults, parents, and professionals can use this book to begin discussing some challenging topics that are specific to this population.