Category Archives: Research & Surveys

Call for Sibling Stories

From Virginia Bassi, Ph.D.: I am a licensed clinical psychologist doing research for a book I am writing on Siblings of Special Needs Children. I have worked with children and families with special needs children for over 25 years. I am … Continue reading

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New Sibling Caregivers Research Brief

A new research brief published by the Family Support Research and Training Center at the UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development highlights the sibling role in long-term care for their family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The brief, … Continue reading

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Disability Studies Quarterly Article on Sibling Perspectives Toward Prenatal Genetic Testing and Disability

Carli Friedman and Aleksa Owen of the University of Illinois at Chicago recently published a paper in Disability Studies Quarterly entitled “Siblings of Disabled Peoples’ Attitudes Toward Prenatal Genetic Testing and Disability: A Mixed Methods Approach.” As stated in the abstract, the … Continue reading

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Research – Second Call for Participants in Study of Sibling Caregivers

Rick Glaesser, a social work doctoral student at the University of South Florida, is seeking study participants for research on the effects on siblings who become the primary caregiver to and co-reside with their sibling with a developmental disability after transitioning from … Continue reading

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History and Future of Sibling-Disability Research

By Ariella Meltzer and John Kramer Our article, ‘Siblinghood through disability studies perspectives’ published at Disability & Society, is about sibling-disability research. Sibling-disability research is research about siblings where one has a disability. The article is about the history of … Continue reading

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