Young sibs may need help figuring out how to form a healthy relationship with their sibling with an intellectual or developmental disability. It is vital to check-in often to ensure that an open dialog is established. Young sibs have many questions, but not always the language to verbalize their emotions. Support groups and other sib friends can be a lifeline for children.
Sibshops provide young brothers and sisters peer support and information in a lively, recreational setting.
- Developmental Disability Awareness Coloring Book
- Welcome to Adventures From My World! (comic book)
- All About My Brother, By Sarah Peralta
- Brotherly Feelings: Me, My Emotions, and My Brother with Asperger’s Syndrome, By Sam Frender
- Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs, By Donald Joseph Meyer
- Special Brothers and Sisters: Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with a Disability or Serious Illness, By Jessica Kingsley Pub
- Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters, By Brian Skotko, Susan P. Levine
- My Brother Charlie, By Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete, Holly Robinson Peete
- Autism, My Sibling, and Me (workbook for young children, ages 5 to 10)
- Brothers, Sisters, and Autism: A Parent’s Guide
- Brothers and Sisters: Sesame Street