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

https://asatonline.org/research-treatment/clinical-corner/impact-on-siblings/

I Am a Sibling – The ARC

http://www.thearc.org/siblings

 

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey

http://jfcssnj.org/sibshopsreg/

Sibling Interaction Support – Autism New Jersey

https://www.autismnj.org/article/sibling-interaction/

 

Sibling Support Project

https://www.siblingsupport.org/

SIBS NJ – Supportive Initiatives for Brothers and Sisters in New Jersey

https://www.facebook.com/sibsnj/

 

Young Sibs – The ARC of New Jersey

http://www.thearcfamilyinstitute.org/resources/sibling-resources/young-sibs.html

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