Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

Sibling relationships are often the longest-lasting relationships that children form. Like all siblings, they may or may not develop close emotional relationships depending on individual differences and circumstances. Regardless, a child’s reaction to a sibling with a disability will have a lasting effect on siblings’ self-esteem and emotional development.  General Well-Being of Siblings According to… Read more Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

Adolescent & Young Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

Growing up with a sibling with a disability Sibling relationships often are the longest-lasting relationships that children form. Relationships vary greatly, based on the ages, gender and age span of the children, their shared interests and their family’s lifestyle. Variations in closeness, time spent together, and warmth in sibling relationships are expected in families where… Read more Adolescent & Young Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

Including Children With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities in Religious Education Classrooms

Inclusion in religious education: Why is it important? Being included means more than being in a community. It means being with a community. It means that the community is accessible and welcoming, and that all members have opportunities to share their gifts and contribute to the whole.  Religious education classrooms often are places where participants… Read more Including Children With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities in Religious Education Classrooms