How Does Disability Affect Siblings?

No Sibling Left Behind, one of the MSSN’s signature presentations, covers a wide range of useful and practical information that pertains to siblings of individuals with disabilities. The presentation addresses what it’s like for siblings to grow up with a brother/sister with disabilities, strategies to support siblings, and diverse research findings on sibs.

The New York Times recently published an article that highlights some disparities in sibling research which include positive outcomes among siblings like increased empathy and tolerance, but also the increased likelihood of anxiety and depression.

Strategies, information, and resources are so important for parents who wish to foster understanding and connectedness between their children to set the stage for a healthy sibling relationship across the lifespan. The MSSN helps siblings of all ages with resources and community. Reach out to us for more information!