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Articles and blogs for adult siblings

Emma Dooney (2023) ‘My brother is the reason I don’t want kids even though he’s my favourite human’ Courtney H. Van Houtven (2022) ‘Standing up for my sister’ Jo Whiley (2022) ‘What my disabled sister taught me about love and loyalty’ Hannah Foulds (2020) ‘My sister’s learning disability and mental illness are not ‘a blessing’ … Continued

Podcasts for adult siblings

On your radio Solihull – The South Asian Hour (2023) Adult sibling Monica talks about her experiences of being a carer Autism: In conversation with auticon (2022) Episode 9: Being a Sibling of an Autistic Person Tough topics in LD (2022) S2, Episode 2: Thriving in times of challenge with Charlotte Flynn Shapes of Grief, … Continued

Films for adult siblings

An Irish Goodbye (2022) “On a farm in rural Northern Ireland, estranged brothers Turlough (Seamus O’Hara) and Lorcan (James Martin) are forced to reunite following the untimely death of their mother (Michelle Fairley). But when the pair discover an unfulfilled bucket list belonging to their late mum, their pained reunion takes an altogether different course.” … Continued

Adult sibling experiences of secondary school

Read the stories of eight adult siblings as they reflect on their experiences of secondary school. We asked them what helped them as a child, what didn’t, and what support they would want for young siblings today. The responses are powerful.  “I told my teacher that my sister has cerebral palsy and he immediately recognised … Continued

Maura – “I always looked forward to visiting my sister Alison”

Once I had a sister.  Her name was Alison and she was twenty-one months younger than me, the middle child of our parents.  We shared the same straight brown hair and green eyes, different from our younger brother with his blue eyes and blonde hair. Alison and I were born uneventfully at home.  In the … Continued