ERIC Number: ED354701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Siblings: Brothers and Sisters of People Who Have Mental Retardation. Arc Q & A Series.
Arc, Arlington, TX.
Basic information about siblings of people with mental retardation is presented in a question-and-answer format. The following questions are addressed: "Is having a sibling with a disability different than having a sibling who does not have a disability?"; "What are some of the concerns of siblings of people with disabilities?"; "Are there any benefits to being the brother or sister of a person with a disability?"; "What are some positive actions parents can take with their children when there is a sibling with a disability?"; "How does family structure affect siblings?"; and "What is being done to address concerns that siblings may have about having a brother or sister with a disability?" Also provided is a list of three organizational resources and five references. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Disabilities, Emotional Adjustment, Family Relationship, Mental Retardation, Sibling Relationship, Siblings
The Arc, 500 E. Border St., Suite 300, Arlington, TX 76010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Arc, Arlington, TX.