Recommended Reading

Several books have been written for and by the brothers and sisters of individuals with developmental disabilities. Below are just a few recommended books and others can be found at the Sibling Support Project's Astore at By ordering through this site, you can also support the Sibling Support Project.

Thicker than Water: Essays by Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities. In this thought-provoking essay collection, thirty-nine adult siblings, ranging in age from 20-70, reflect on how their lives have been indelibly shaped by their relationship with a brother or sister with special needs. Edited by Don Meyer, creator of Sibshops and an expert on sibling issues. Buy it and support the Sibling Support Project at no extra charge here.

Special Siblings:Growing Up with Someone with A Disability, by Mary McHugh

Views from Our Shoes – Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs, Edited by Don Meyer

The Sibling Slam Book: What It's Really Like To Have A Brother Or Sister With Special Needs, Edited by Don Meyer

Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs – A Book for Sibs, Donald Meyer and Patricia Vadasy

Being the Other One: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs, by Kate Strohm

Riding the Bus with My Sister, by Rachel Simon

Oh Brother!: Growing Up With a Special Needs Sibling (Paperback), by Natalie Hale, Kate Sternberg

What About Me? Growing up with a Developmentally Disabled Sibling, byGlen R. Elliott, Bryna Siegel & Stuart C. Silverstein

The Ride Together:A Brother and Sister’s Memoir of Autism in the Family, Paul Karasik and Judy Karasik

Siblings of Children with Autism – A Guide for Families, by Sandra L. Harris and Beth A. Glasberg

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