I thought this was a great article on the impact of special-needs children on “mainstream” siblings. The article discusses what I have found in my counseling practice – siblings of special-needs kids tend to be more mature, more keenly aware of injustice, and have conflicting emotions about their sibling. Giving sibs an opportunity to talk with other sibs helps normalize their experience.
Interesting article on siblings of autistic children
About the Author: Stephanie Sarkis
Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.