While there are tons of materials out there addressing the needs of our 'exceptional' children, there is a void when it comes to addressing the very real challenges that our siblings have to face.
Unfortunately, there is little out there locally by way of support for our precious siblings
Here are some resources that may help you along the way:
What is a SibShop and where can I find one for my child?
This website will provide you with some answers and list the locations and contact info for SibShops in Connecticut
The Sibling Support Project is a national group dedicated to the needs of the brothers and sisters of people with special needs - http://www.siblingsupport.org/
Here is a brief guidebook(kind of basic) -
Fortunately, STAR, inc. of Norwalk has been hosting SIBSHOPS. Their website can be accessed here
Here Are Some Articles That Might Be Helpful In Understanding What Siblings Are Going Through
'Sharing Your Attention Evenly'
Here is a summary of a peer reviewed Study
This Study Reveals that Academic Affects May Extend to the Sibling
Other Articles of Interest:
Living with Siblings with Learning Disabilities -- http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/support/801-siblings-with-learning-disabilities.gs
How Learning Disabilities Affect a Child's Siblings -- http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/support/732-learning-disabilities-and-siblings.gs
Learning disabilities and sibling issues -- http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/support/680-learning-disabilities-sibling-issues.gs
There is a crying need for more support in this area - give your sibling a hug whenever you can !!!
One child might have attention deficit - the other should not have a deficit of attention!!!