Fasten Your Seatbelt – A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters

Even the closest brothers and sisters don’t always get along or understand each other. Add a disability like Down syndrome to the mix, and that sibling relationship gets even more complicated, especially for teenagers. This is the first book written exclusively for teens with a brother or sister with Down syndrome. In an easy-to-read, question & answer format, it tackles a broad range of their most common issues and concerns. Nearly 100 questions – all posed by teen siblings – are grouped into the following categories: facts and statistics about Down syndrome; how people with Down syndrome learn; handling parent and family conflicts; dealing with your sibling’s frustrating behaviors; managing uncomfortable situations; sorting out your feelings; becoming an advocate; what the future holds for you and your sibling; and, finding local and national resources.

© 2009 Brian G Skotko & Susan P Levine
Audience: Adolescents/Teens