Parents

Brothers and Sisters of Disabled Children by Peter Burke, 2003, Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Examining the overlooked subject of siblings in families where there is a child with a disability, ‘Brothers and Sisters of Disabled Children’ details the experiences of these children and explores what it means to them to have a brother or sister with a disability. Through family interviews and one-to-one meetings, Peter Burke records siblings’ views on issues ranging from the everyday social restrictions on their lives, the discrimination they face at school, through to their concerns about the future.

It Isn’t Fair! Siblings of Children with Disabilities by Stanley D. Klein and Maxwell J. Schleifer, 1993,  ABC-CLIO. Parenting is always a vital and challenging task. Even more vital and challenging is the task of parenting a child with a disability. When there is more than one child in the family, all parents want to share their time, energy, and love with all their children, and all siblings sometimes wonder if they are being treated fairly.

Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families by Sandra Harris 2003 Woodbine House USA. This is an invaluable guide to understanding sibling relationships, how autism affects these relationships and what families can do to support their other children as they cope with the intensive needs of a child with autism.

Siblings: Brothers and Sisters of Children with Disability by Kate Strohm (revised edition) 2012 Wakefield Press Australia. This book is based on the author’s own experience as a sibling and on extensive interviews she conducted with brothers and sisters of a child with a disability of all ages. It provides insight, practical advice and support.

Way I Feel by Janan Cain, 2005, Parenting Press, U.S. Praised by parents, who say it’s especially valuable when getting children to talk about the day’s triumphs and troubles, and by professionals, who use it in pediatric clinics to support children who may have a developmental delay or may be emotionally stressed.

What About Me? Growing up with a Developmentally Disabled Sibling by Bryna Siegel and Stuart Silverstein, 2001, Ingram Publisher Services US. A compassionate and accessible guide on living with and caring for a child with a disability.