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

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Donald Joseph Meyer, Emily Holl
Woodbine House, Incorporated, 2014 - Brothers and sisters - 208 pages

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 and 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 and research about siblings; younger siblings' feelings; impact on your life decisions; caring for multiple generations; aging and disability; taking care of yourself; getting services and advocacy; and future planning.

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