Siblings need a support system as well!
It is not unusual that an individual feels jealously, resentment, or bitterness towards a sibling with special needs. It is also not uncommon that this individual feels neglected or rejected by the parents, as raising a child with special needs is very demanding on time, energy, and money. Being a sibling to a child with special needs can be wonderful, yet complicated, confusing and challenging! These siblings need a way to navigate their thoughts and feelings in a healthy manner with proper supports through the most difficult times.
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
I Am a Sibling – The ARC
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey
Sibling Interaction Support – Autism New Jersey
Sibling Support Project
SIBS NJ – Supportive Initiatives for Brothers and Sisters in New Jersey
Young Sibs – The ARC of New Jersey