by Judy Grossman, Director, Resilient Families: Children with Special Needs Project, Ackerman Institute for the Family

The sibling relationship serves as a template for other relationships—and reactions are varied. When a child with a disability becomes the focal point of family life, it is normal for siblings to have reactions. If parents work to diffuse stress and communicate openly, these responses can be positive.

by Chantal Aflalo, Special Needs Advisor, Parents League School Advisory Service

Becoming a parent and ushering a child through his formative years is incredibly rewarding. But parenting a child with special needs redefines that role.