Supporting siblings

Parents often talk to us about the importance of siblings and the difficulties that can arise for the siblings of a disabled child. These challenges rarely stop the relationship siblings have with their disabled brother or sister being one of the most important in their lives.

Below we highlight some of the issues that may crop up for siblings of a disabled child and give tips to respond to them.

In this article

Limited time and attention from parents

Confusion about their sibling’s disability

Worry about bringing friends home

Stressful situations at home

Sibling tips from other parents

We asked some parents what advice they’d pass onto others, and this is what they said.