It can be hard to support siblings if your child with additional needs takes up most of your time and energy. This page lists some of the local and national organisations who can help.
Locally, Carers of West Lothian offers groups and other support for Young Carers age 8 to 18.
Young people must be referred by a parent or other adult, see carers-westlothian.com/young-carers for details.
Carers of West Lothian also have family passes which they lend to members for local attractions such as Five sisters Zoo. You can contact them on 01506 448000 for more information.
Nationally, Sibs has a website for siblings of both adults and young people with disabilities.
Their Young Sibs page is a good place to start, and includes a section where young people can submit a written question to an advisor and receive a reply.
For parents, Kids Health has a useful summary about how to meet the needs of all your children at different ages and stages.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find activities where brothers and sisters can join in together. Our leisure booklet lists clubs and activities which might be suitable. Download it from the image below –
No Limits sports club welcomes everyone, and is a good place to start.
The Organisation for Autism Research
The Organisation for Autism Research has produced 3 guides for younger children, teens and parents. You can download them from the links below –