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

$42.95  Softcover
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Donald J Meyer, Emily Holl

  • The Sibling Survival Guide
  • The Sibling Survival Guide
    Gives comfort & support with tips on how to talk to parents about plans for your sibling, and a crash course in medical & legal issues.

150 pages
ISBN: 9781606130131

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

Parents, counsellors, and disability service agencies will also want a copy of this useful and upbeat book.

"If you are looking for absolutely the most up-to-date information of crucial importance to brothers and sisters of people with disabilities, you must add this book to your collection. Don Meyer and Emily Holl, top experts in this field, have carefully researched every source that will answer all your questions about how best to take care of your brother or sister now and in the future."
- Mary McHugh, author, Special Siblings: Growing Up with Someone with a Disability

"Here it is at last, the book I have been waiting for! This book has information that could be life changing for siblings and the sibs they support. I can only imagine the difference it would have made if my sister and I had had this book in our hands when our mother passed away."
- Nora Fox Handler, sister of three men with intellectual disabilities, sibling advocate, and founding member of SIBS Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters

"This book is an extremely valuable compendium of information, ideas, and inspiration that not only guides the reader but encourages reflection. How nice it is to have such a realistic and sensitive portrayal of the adult sibling experience."
- Tom Fish, director of Social Work and Family Support Services, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center