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Disability - brothers and sisters of children who have a disability

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When your child has a disability it affects everyone in the family including brothers and sisters (siblings). How brothers and sisters react to having a sibling with a disability can depend on the kind of disability, their age, the age of the child with the disability and how it's managed in the family. It will also depend on how parents support all the children in the family.

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Parenting SA - A partnership between the Department for Education and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. 

  • Parent Easy Guide  Disability - brothers and sisters
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Raising Children Network

Carers Australia (SA)

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