Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"I Am the Sister"

One of my recurring themes is the fact that parents of those with developmental disabilities seem to get all the attention, while the siblings have to deal with so many issues of their own-sometimes without very much support at all.  (and their loving spouses....even less attention and support than that.)

I was interested in this post because the guest poster in this blog entry is a "special needs sister".

To be exact, she is the sister of two siblings with autism.

But you know what?  This very loving sister (bless her!) is only 21 years old.  I, on the other hand, am quite a few years older than that.  And I hope she has support when it is her time to care for her brothers.  Will her parents "make arrangements?"  Will they discuss her brothers' future with her?  Or will they stick their heads in the sand and refuse to deal with it like another family I know?

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