2014 ForeWord Review’s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist: Family & Relationships category
If you’re a teenaged or adult brother or sister of someone with a disability, then this book is expressly for you. It offers a sense that you’re not alone, tips on how to talk to your parents about plans for your sibling, and a crash course in guardianship, medical and legal issues, and government benefits if you’re already caring for your sib.
Edited by experts in the field of disabilities and sibling relationships, The Sibling Survival Guide focuses on the topmost concerns identified in a survey of hundreds of siblings. The chapter authors—experienced siblings and service providers—offer practical information and anecdotes about:
- statistics & research about siblings
- younger siblings’ feelings
- impact on your life decisions
- caring for multiple generations
- aging and disability
- taking care of yourself
- getting services & advocacy
- future planning
Parents, counselors, and disability service agencies will also want a copy of this useful and upbeat book.
Edited by Don Meyer & Emily Holl
Don Meyer, is the director of the Sibling Support Project and creator of Sibshops. He lives with his family in Seattle, Washington.
Emily Holl is a licensed social worker, sibling, and writer. She and her family reside in Minnesota.
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