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The Sibling Survival Guide
Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities
Edited by Don Meyer & Emily Holl




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isbn# 978-1-60613-013-1
2014
Paperback
6" x 9"
210 pages


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"If you are looking for absolutely the most up-to-date information of crucial importance to brothers and sisters of people with disabilities, you must add this book to your collection. Don Meyer and Emily Holl, top experts in this field, have carefully researched every source that will answer all your questions about how best to take care of your brother or sister now and in the future."
-Mary McHugh, author, Special Siblings: Growing Up with Someone with a Disability

"The guide is enriched by many quotations from siblings about what it is like to grow up with a sibling with a disabilty, addressing both the joys and the challenges of the relationship and this experience within a family. Many parents would find this book a thoughtful resource regarding the issues that might be of concern to their typically developing child. This book may enable siblings and parents to have such conversations.

The editors and chapter authors have considerable experience working with siblings, and most have an adult sibling with a disability themselves. Their backgrounds and experiences add to the authenticiy and usefulness of this book."
-Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, CJOT Online First

"This book is a comprehensive guide for individuals who has siblings with special needs, the feelings that this sibling relationship fosters, and actionable behaviors and resources that will assist in the successful transition from sibling to eventual caregiver."
-CAPHIS Consumer Connections

"Accessible to both teen and adult readers, The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities lives up to its title as a practical, no-nonsense resource. Testimony, insights, and tips from people with disabled siblings fill the pages of this positive-minded, life-affirming guide. Topics range from everyday problems, to relationships and marriage, to legal issues and planning for the future. An absolute 'must-have' for people with disabilities, The Sibling Survival Guide is worthy of the highest recommendation."
-Library Bookwatch, January 2015

"From Rachel Simon's welcoming foreword to Don and Emily's graceful conclusion, this is a volume you'll return to again and again. Because you will trust the voices on every page."
-Judy Karasik, co-author with Paul Karasik of The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister's Memoir of Autism in the Family

"This book is an extremely valuable compendium of information, ideas, and inspiration that not only guides the reader but encourages reflection. How nice it is to have such a realistic and sensitive portrayal of the adult sibling experience."
-Tom Fish, Ph.D., director of Social Work and Family Support Services, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center

"Here it is at last, the book I have been waiting for! This book has information that could be life changing for siblings and the sibs they support. I can only imagine the difference it would have made if my sister and I had had this book in our hands when our mother passed away."
-Nora Fox Handler, sister of three men with intellectual disabilities, sibling advocate, and founding member of SIBS Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters

 
   
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