If you grew up with a major disability, you'll know first-hand the effort and energy it can require of families.
There are medical appointments and medications to co-ordinate and in some cases, behavioral problems to manage, all very time and mind- consuming tasks.
So while all of this is taking place, who is watching the siblings?
For some the challenges are manageable, but depending on the nature and severity of the disability, the effects of being a very young “carer” can be felt for a lifetime.
Listen Here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/giving-a-voice-to-siblings-of-children-with-special-needs/6618918
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Rebecca is an independent publisher working to help siblings of children with emotional challenges.