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I don't understand my sister's condition

It is really important for siblings to have the right information about their brother or sister’s disability or condition. Siblings tell us that they don’t always understand what the condition means.

Some things you can do if you want to know more about your brother or sister’s disability or condition

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Ask your parent to explain your brother or sister’s disability or condition to you.

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Keep asking questions if you don’t understand the answers – even adults find it hard to understand disability.

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Write a list of things you want to know about and give it to your parent to discuss with you.

I wrote a list of questions for my parents. They couldn’t give me all the answers at once but I’m finding things out a bit at a time. This stops me feeling as left out when I don’t understand things.

More about understanding disability

Disability and different conditions can be hard to understand. It helps siblings when they get the correct information about what is happening.

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Sibling info about disability

Many siblings find it hard to understand disability. Find out about different disabilities and conditions here.

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Ask our sibling advisor

Need some information or advice? You can ask our sibling advisor any question about sibling issues.

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