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It is wonderful that you are thinking about the needs of your children who are siblings of a child with disability. Like you, they will have their own feelings and responses to their family member's disability. There is probably much you are already doing to support them and it is hoped the resources here will give you some new ideas to help you understand and support their reactions and needs. Equally you could share the information with other parents, your extended family and friends, your child(ren)'s school, GP and any disability or health workers you come across that you feel could benefit from the information to better support your family.
Every family is different and not all of the information here will be relevant to everyone. Please just use the information below as as a guide for your own family.
Siblings Australia works with families who have a child with disability or illness. It also works with professionals to improve the services available for families and, in particular, siblings. We have run many workshops for parents on supporting siblings. If you would like more information about these please contact us. We realise you are already needing to advocate for your child with disability but, if you get the chance, please try to raise awareness of the needs of siblings too. Sibling support benefits everyone.